Pleurothallis curti-bradei Pabst 1956 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Mentosae Luer 1986 Photo by Roberto Martins and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Full ShadeCoolLATERSpring

Common Name The Curt & Brade Pleurothallis [Co-Discoverers of species 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in Sao Paulo state of Brazil in primary forests on mossy tree trunks in shade and moderate humidity and good air circulation at elevations of 900 to 1600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 basal sheaths and carrying a single, apical, fleshy, oval, pointed, dark green, unkeeled leaf that blooms in the later spring on a hair-like, .8" [2 cm] long, 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Pabstiella curti-bradei (Pabst) Luer 2007; Pleurothallis microcharis Schltr. ex Hoehne 1936; Specklinia curti-bradei (Pabst) Luer 2004; Trichosalpinx curti-bradei (Pabst) Luer 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing hmm; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994 lip drawing; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia curti-bradei; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 as Pabstiella curtii-bradei; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing/photo fide