Pleurothallis dryadum Schltr. 1922 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Acuminatae Lindley 1859

Plant and Flower

Side View of Flower Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista.

Plant in situ in Ouro Branco, Minas Gerais, Brazil at 1100 meters on Vellozia treePhoto by Jay Pfahl

Common Name The Forest Living Pleurothallis

Flower Size

Found in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janiero and Minas Gerais states of southeastern Brazil in primary forests at elevations of 1300 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature, cool growing epiphyte most often found growing on Vellozia trees on high windy slopes with an erect ramicaul carrying a single, coriaceous, narrow, acute, light green, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on erect, short single flowered inflorescence holding the flowers just above the succulent like leaves and occuring in the summer in cultivation.

Synonyms Anathallis dryadum (Schltr.) F.Barros 2004; Pabstiella dryadum (Schltr.) Luer 2008; Pleurothallis maculosa Garay 1951; Specklinia dryadum (Schltr.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 186. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing hmm; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994 drawing ok/photo good; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia dryadum; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing fide

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