Pleurothallis ferdinandiana (Barb.Rodr.) Cogn 1896 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Effusae Lindl. 1842 Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium


Common Name or Meaning Ferdinand's Pleurothallis [Archduke Maximillian, Later Emporer of Mexico, Visited Braxil 1800's]

Flower Size

Found in Rio de Janiero and Parana' states of Brazil at elevations of 1100 to 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 4 brown sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptical, leathery, olive green, conduplicate, finely attenuate below into the base leaf that blooms in the late spring and early summer on 1 to 2, erect, 3.2" [8 cm] long, to 10 flowered inflorescnece arising through a spathe.

Synonyms Anathallis ferdinandiana (Barb.Rodr.) F.Barros 2003; *Lepanthes ferdinandiana Barb.Rodr. 1881

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Luer 2000; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing fide