Pleurothallis catujiensis [Campacci & Silva] in ed. SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Brachystachyae Lindley 1859

Plant and Flower

TYPE Drawing

Photos/Drawing by Marcos Campacci

Full Shade Warm LATE Winter

Common Name The Catuji Pleurothallis [a town in Minas Gerais state of Brazil]

Flower Size .38" [9.5 mm] long

Found in Minas Gerais state of Brazil in swampy forests at elevations around 700 meters as a miniature to just small sized, warm growing epiphyte with an inconspicuous rhizome giving rise to rigid, terete, somewhat triangular apically ramicauls enveloped by persistent, ocher purple spotted, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, green, coriaceous, fleshy, elliptic-lanceolate, retuse apically, attenuate below into somewhat cordate base leaves that blooms mostly in the late winter on a racemose, arising through a short spathe, shorter than the leaves, 2.8" [7 cm] long, ssimultaneously 4 to 7 few flowered inflorescece with short, acute floral bracts.

This species is similar to P macropoda but the new species is a smaller plant with a shorter inflorescence carrying fewer, smaller flowers that are differently structured and colored.

Synonyms *Acianthera catujiensis Campacci & Silva 2018

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Coletanea de Orquideas Brasileiras Novas Especies Vol 15 Campacci & Silva 2019 as Pabstiella itaguacuensis photo/drawing fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Acianthera catujiensis photo fide