~Pleurothallis breviscapa C. Schweinf. 1935 - See Pleurothallis funerea (Barb.Rodr.) Cogn. 1896

SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842

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Another Flower Angle

Flower Closeup

Photos by Eric Hunt, plant grown by Dan Newman of Hanging Gardens.

HOLOTYPE Drawing and Collection Sheet

HOLOTYPE Drawing by I M Thurn


Common Name The Short Inflorescence Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia in tropical wet forests at elevations of 300 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to cool growing, epiphyte with a short ramicaul enveloped basally by a tubular sheath and carrying a single, apical, oval, rounded leaf that gradually tapers into the petiole and blooms occasionally throughout the year on a fascile of several, successive single flowers held at mid-leaf and having a tubular bract below the middle and tubular acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Anathallis breviscapa (C. Schweinf.) Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001; Specklinia breviscapa (C.Schweinf.) Luer 2004;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Bot. Mus. Leafl. 3: 79 C. Schweinf. 1935.;

Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 photo good;

AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 5 1961; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 #9 1967;

Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 drawing good;

Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok;

Selbyana 1: 176 Luer 1975 Drawing fide;

Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing good;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986;

Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II plate 0277 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing fide;

Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as P rabei drawing good;

Orchids of Bolivia Vol 1 Pleurothallidinae Vasquez & Ibisch 2000 drawing fide;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Anathallis breviscapa;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia breviscapa;