Pleurothallis bradei Schltr. 1922

SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Effusae Lindl. 1842 Photo by Marcelo Rodrigues and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Full shade Warm Cool Summer EARLYFall

Common Name or Meaning Brade's Pleurothallis [German Botanist in Brazil late 1800 - early 1900's]

Flower Size .2 [5 mm]

Found in Sao Paulo Brazil in wet primary, but open forests at elevations of 800 to 900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect ramcauls enveloped by 3 trumpet-shaped, close, recurved, hairy margined, purple lined sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, broadly lanceolate, dark olive green, stiff, indistinctly conduplicate, attenuate below into the pseudo-petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer and early fall on a 1.4 [3.5 cm] long, elongating, fractiflex, first flower at leaf height, successively single to occasionally 2, alternately 3 to 6 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Pabstiella bradei (Schltr.) Luer 2007; Pleurothallis ramphastorhyncha var. caespitosa Porsch 1908; Trichosalpinx bradei (Schltr.) Luer 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasiliensis Band I Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XV 1997; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia bradei; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Pabstiella bradei; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing fide

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