Pleurothallis capijumensis [Luer & Toscano] in ed. SUBGENUS Effusae Luer 2000

TYPE Drawing of Pabstiella capijumensis by Carl Luer


Common Name The Capijuma Ranch Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Espirito Santo state of Brazil as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing, caespitose epiphyte with stout, erect, ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, borne from near the apex of the ramicaul, peduncle .08" [2 mm] long, racemose, .4" [1 cm] long, a loose, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the pedicels floral bracts.

"This small species is characterized by short ramicauls much shorter than an elliptical leaf. The raceme is also short, barely reaching the blade of the leaf. The raceme is only one- or two-flowered with elongated pedicels. The sepals are obtuse, pubescent within, and the laterals are connate to above the middle; the petals are spathulate and acute; and the lip is oblong, verrucose at the tip, and with low, marginal angles below the middle. Luer & Toscano

Synonyms *Pabstiella capijumensis Luer & Toscano 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Harv. Pap. Bot. 16(2): 370. Luer & Toscano 2011 as Pabstiella capijumensis drawing fide;

Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Pabstiella capijumensis drawing fide;