Pleurothallis catharinensis Cogn. 1896 NO Photo

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Common Name or Meaning The Catherine Pleurothallis [refers to Santa Catarina State of Brazil]

Flower Size

Found in Santa Catarina state of southern Brazil as a small sized, caespitose epiphyte with terete, short ramicauls carrying a small, thickly fleshy, ovate, acute, single nerved, subrotund below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a single, thin, glabrous, longer than the leaf, arising through a basal spathe, 6 to 7 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Specklinia violacea Lem. 1853; Trichosalpinx violacea (Lem.) Luer 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Jard. Fleur. 3(Misc.): 18 Lem. 1853 as Specklinia vilolacea;

* Fl. Bras. 3(4): 579 Cogniaux 1896

Phytologia 54: 398 Luer 1983 as Trichosalpinx violacea