Pleurothallis crassicaulis (Barb.Rodr.) Cogn. 1896 SUBGENUS Effusae Luer 2000

Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Barb. Rodr.

Common Name The Thick Stemmed Pleurothallis

Flower Size

Found in Rio de Janiero Brazil at elevations of 600 to 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing fasciculate-caespitose epiphyte with erect/ascending, terete ramicauls carrying a single, apical, fleshy, ovate-oblong, rounded apically, slightly convex above, somewhat attenuate beneath, single nerved, sessile leaf that blooms on a fascile or a few, cappilary, arising through a acuminate spathe, glabrous, provided with a median bract, elongate, 1 to 1.2" [2.5 to 3 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with shorter thna the pedicel floral bracts.

Synonyms *Lepanthes crassicaulis Barb.Rodr. 1881; Pabstiella crassicaulis (Barb.Rodr.) Luer 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Gen. Spec. Orchid. 2: 60 Barb Rodr 1881 as Lepanthes crassicaulis

Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:450 Martius, Cogniaux 1896

Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:tab 94 Martius, Cogniaux 1896 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing not;

Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing hmm;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX A Third Century of Stelis Systematics of Apoda-Prorepentia Luer 2007 as Pabstiella crassicaulis