Pleurothallis brachystele [Chiron & N.Sanson] comb novo Pfahl 2013 SUBGENUS Effusae Luer 2000

TYPE Drawing of Pabstiella brachystele by Chiron & Sanson and The Epidendra Website

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Common Name The Short Column Pleurothallis

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Espirito Santo state of Brazil in the Atlantic rainforest at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with subcylindrical ramicauls carrying a single, elliptical, acute-apiculate, clear green with brown speckling, contracted below into the pseudopetiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring through mid fall on 1 to 3, arising through a small spathe at the apex of the ramicaul, erect, filiform, to 1.5 to 4" [3.75 to 10 cm] long including the .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm] long peduncle, fractiflex, successively single, few to several flowered inflorescence.

Similar to P pristeoglossa but differs in the elliptical, acute-apiculate on green, large brown spotted leaves instead of oblong, finely spotted with red brown to white, obtuse to rounded apically leaves. A fractiflex, successively single, few to several flowered inflorescence instead of a successively 1 to 2, several flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Pabstiella brachystele Chiron & N.Sanson 2010

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Richardiana 10(3): 156-158 Chiron & Sanson 2010 as Pabstiella brachystele

Richardiana 10(3): 156-158 Chiron & Sanson 2010 as Pabstiella brachystele drawing fide

Richardiana 10(3): 156-158 Chiron & Sanson 2010 as Pabstiella brachystele Photo fide

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