Pleurothallis glanduligera Lindl. 1836 SUBGENUS Acianthera [Scheidw.] Luer 1986

Leaf and Flower

Front View


Photos courtesy of © Luiz Filipe Varella

Drawing of P cearensis

Drawing by Helmut Seehawer

Full Shade Cool Fall WinterSpring

Common Name The Gland Bearing Pleurothallis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in eastern Brazil at elevations around 900 meters as a small sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with a cylindrical erect ramicaul enveloped basally by a few tubular sheaths and carrying a single apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, ovate or lanceolate, stiff, sessile leaf with reddish spotches that blooms in the fall through spring on a short, 1 to 2 flowered, racemose inflorescence.

This species is often given as a synonym of P saundersiana but differs in having the dorsal sepal united to the laterals and has an obovate and concave shape to the dorsal sepal as well.

Synonyms Acianthera cearensis (Schltr.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Acianthera cryptoceras (Rchb.f.) F.Barros 2003; Acianthera glanduligera (Lindl.) Luer 2004; Acianthera iguapensis (Schltr.) F.Barros 2004; Anathallis iguapensis (Schltr.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Humboldtia glanduligera (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Pleurothallis altoserrana Hoehne 1929; Pleurothallis cearensis Schltr. 1921; Pleurothallis cryptoceras Rchb. 1886; Pleurothallis iguapensis Schltr. 1922

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Companion Bot. Mag. 2: 355 Lindley 1837; Flora 69: 554 Rchb.f 1886 as P cryptoceras;

Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1892

Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1892as P cryptoceras drawing fide;

Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:433 Martius, Cogniaux 1893;

Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1896 drawing;

Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 17: 271 Schlechter 1921 as P cearensis;

Anexos Mem. Inst. Butantan, Secē. Bot. 1(4): 48 Schlechter 1922 as P iguapensis;

Arch. Inst. Biol. Defesa Agric. 2: 20 Hoehne 1929 as P altoserrana;

Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as P cearensis drawing hmm;

Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing hmm;

Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as P iguapensis drawing hmm;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986 as P iguapensis;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4:242 Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001 as Acianthera cearensis;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4:249 Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001 as Anathallis iguapensis;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Pleurothallis subgenus Acianthera and Three Allied subgenera, A Second Century of new Species of Stelis of Ecuador, Epibator, Ophidion and Zootrophion Luer 2004 as Acianthera glanduligera;

Orquideas Da Chapada Diamantina Brito & Cribb 2005 photo good/drawing fide;

The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 as P cearensis drawing fide;

Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Acianthera glanduligera photo fide