Pleurothallis corticicola Schltr. ex Hoehne 1936

Plant and Flower Photo by Roberto Martins and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Common Name The Bark Loving Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found Sao Paulo and Parana States of Brazil in primary montane forests at elevations of 800 to 900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with adnate to the substrate, spread like a hand of cards, 10 to 20, dark olive-green, acute, fleshy, narrowly obovate, faintly conduplicate, finely attenuate below into the base leaf that blooms in the summer on 1 to 2, erect, .24 to .4" [.6 to 1 cm] long, alternate, successively single, 2 to 3 flowered inflorscence arising through a spathe.

Synonyms Anathallis corticicola (Schltr. ex Hoehne) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Panmorphia corticicola (Schltr. ex Hoehne) Luer 2006; Specklinia corticicola (Schltr. ex Hoehne) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothalldinarum XXVI 2004 as Specklinia corticicola; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVIII Luer 2006 as Panmorphia corticola; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing fide;