Pleurothallis cabeceirensis [Silva & Campacci] in ed.

Plant and Flower

TYPE Drawing

Photos by Marcos Campacci

Full shade Warm Spring

Common Name The Cabeceira Grande Pleurothallis [A city in Monas Gerais state of Brazil]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Minas Gerais state of Brazil in riparian forests at elevations around 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing repent epiphyte with a mat forming, inconspicuous rhizome giving rise to short, cylindrical ramicauls carrying a single, apical, fleshy, leathery, elliptic-obovate, variable in size abruptly narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the spring on a somewhat pendent, shorter than the leaf, arising through a short, acute sheath, successively single, 2 flowered inflorescence.

Similar to Pleurothallis vasconcelosiana [Campacii & Silva] in ed. but it is a larger plant, has yellow flowers with less acute petals and sepals, a three lobed lip and flowers in the fall. P cabeceirensis is a smaller plant, has white flowers with acute sepals and petals and an entire lip that blooms in the spring.

Synonyms Anathallis cabeceirensis Silva & Campacci 2020

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Coletanea de Orquideas Brasileiras Novas Especies Vol 16 Campacci & Silva 2020 as Acianthera cabeceriensis fide

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------