Pleurothallis brachystele [Chiron & N.Sanson] comb novo Pfahl 2013SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Effusae Lindl. 1842 Drawing by Chiron & Sanson and The Epidendra Website


Common Name The Short Column Pleurothallis

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Espirito Santo Brazil in the Atlantic rainforest at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing 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, 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 arising through a small spathe at the apex of the ramicaul

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 drawing fide