Pleurothallis breviflora Lindl. 1841

SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Brachystachyae Lindley 1859 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade

Common Name or Meaning The Short Flowered Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Oaxaca Mexico without collection data as a miniature sized presumably epiphytic orchid with a stout, erect ramicaul enveloped by 3 loose, tubular, spotted sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, elliptical-obovate, obtuse, cuneate below into the subsessile base leaf that blooms on a thick, .04" [1 mm] long, abbreviated, congested, successively single, 2 flowered inflorescence arising through a broad, loose, spotted spathe from the apex of the ramicaul and has an inflated, minutely pubescent floral bract

Synonyms Acianthera breviflora (Lindl.) Luer 2004; Humboldtia breviflora (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide;