Pleurothallis gehrtii Hoehne & Schltr. 1926 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842

Photos by Roberto Martins and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

TYPE Drawing

Drawing by Hoehne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name Gehrt's Pleurothallis [Brazilian Orchid Collector late 1800's early 1900's]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Rio de Janiero, Sao Paulo, Parana and Santa Catarina states of Brazil at elevations around 1100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect to horizontal ramicauls enveloped by 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, conduplicate, narrowly lanceolate, attenuate below into the base leaf that blooms in the late spring through mid fall on fractiflex, 1.8" [4.5 cm] long, successively 1 to 2, 5 to 7 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Anathallis gehrtii (Hoehne & Schltr.) F.Barros 2004; Lankesteriana gehrtii (Hoehne & Schltr.) Karremans & Luer 2015; Panmorphia gehrtii (Hoehne & Schltr.) Luer 2006; Pleurothallis illudens Spann. 1938 publ. 1940; Specklinia gehrtii (Hoehne & Schltr.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing good; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia gehrtii; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Panmorphia gehrtii; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing fide; Orchidees du Bresil As Orquideas da Serra do Castello Vol 2 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 as Anathallis gehrti drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #5 2015 as Lankestriana gehrtii; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Lankestriana gehrtii photo fide