Pleurothallis brasilica [Luer & Toscano] comb novo Pfahl 2013 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Longicaulae [Barb. Rodr.] Luer 1986 Drawing by Carl Luer & Toscano and The Epidendra Website

EARLY

Common Name The Brazilian Pleurothallis

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Bahia Brazil at elevations around 1080 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with suberect, ramicauls enveloped by 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, apiculate, purple suffused beneath, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on an erect, to 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] long including the 1.4 to 1.6" [3.5 to 4 cm] long peduncle, loose, successively successively single, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence arising near the apex of the ramicaul with a glabrous floral bract

Synonyms *Pabstiella brasilica Luer & Toscano 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Harvard Pap. Bot. 17(2): 310-312. Luer & Toscano 2012 drawing as Pabstiella brasilica drawing fide

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