Pleurothallis depauperata Cogn. 1896 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Acuminatae Lindley 1859

Flower Closeup

Plant and Flowers Photo Luis Felipe Varela


Common Name The Poor Pleurothallis

Flower Size

This is a mini-miniature to miniature sized, warm growing Brazilian species occuring at elevations of 950 to 1000 meters with a creeping rhizome giving rise to erect ramicauls enveloped by a single, orange brown sheath and carrying a single, apical, erect, yellow green, narrowly obovate, almost linear, faintly conduplicate, narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the spring through fall on 1 to 2, longer than the leaf, 4 to 8" [10 to 12 cm] long, apical, racemose, 2 to 7 flowered inflorescence that has the flowers opening mostly simultaneously.

Said to be a synonym of Pleurothallis linearifolia and has many similaritites to , but at this time I will leave them separate.

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution.

Synonyms Specklinia depauperata (Cogn.) F. Barros 1984

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia depauperata; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing ok