Pleurothallis corticicola Schltr. ex Hoehne 1936 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842

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

Common Name The Bark Loving Pleurothallis

Flower Size .24" [6 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 ; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; 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;