Pleurothallis dasilvae [Chiron & Xim.Bols.] comb novo Pfahl 2013 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Effusae Lindl. 1842 photo by Chiron & Xim.Bols and The Epidendra Website

Common Name da Silva's Pleurothallis [Brazilian discoverer of species current]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Bahia Brazil at elevations below 100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with suberect, very short, cylindrical ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath and carrying a single, apical, erect, thick fleshy, elliptical, rounded and minutely tridenticulate apically, lightly purple speckled beneath, cuneate below into the pseudo-petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, fractiflex, .8 to 2" [2 to 2.5 cm] long, loose, successively single, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the apex of the ramicaul with a glabrous floral bract

Synonyms *Pabstiella dasilvae Chiron & Xim.Bols. 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Richardiana XI(3):141-144. Chiron & Xim.Bols. 2011. drawing as Pabstiella dasilvae drawing fide