Pleurothallis brevipes H.Focke 1849 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Alfonso Doucette Copyright 2009, and His Flicker website

Another Flower

Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Full shade Hot Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Short Column Foot Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Venezuela, Surinam, Ecuador and Bolivia in rain forests at elevations of 100 to 900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with ascending to horizontal, slender ramicauls carrying a single, apical, narrowly elliptical, obtuse to rounded, light green with purple spotting, cuneate below to the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an suberect, 1.4" [3.5 cm], to 15 successively flowered, racmose inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf.

Synonyms Anathallis brevipes (H.Focke) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Anathallis modesta (Barb.Rodr.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Humboldtia brevipes (H.Focke) Kuntze 1891; Lepanthes modesta Barb.Rodr. 1881; Panmorphia brevipes (H.Focke) Luer 2006; Pleurothallis modesta (Barb.Rodr.) Cogn. 1896; Specklinia bradei (H.Focke) Luer 2004; Specklinia modesta (Barb.Rodr.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Iconographia de Orchidaeceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 as P modesta drawing not; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as P modesta drawing hmm; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Orchids of Bolivia Ibisch & Vasquez 2000 photo hmm; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Anathallis brevipes; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia brevipes; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Panmorphia brevipes drawing good; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 as P modesta drawing ok; Orchidees du Bresil As Orquideas da Serra do Castello Vol 2 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 as Anathallis brevipes drawing good/photo ok; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Anathallis brevipes photo fide