Pleurothallis glanduligera Lindl. 1836 SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Brachystachyae Lindley 1859

Leaf and Flower

Front View


Photos courtesy of Luiz Filipe Varella

Full Shade Cool FallWinter

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 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 ; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1892 as P cryptoceras drawing fide; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1896 drawing; 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; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Acianthera cearensis; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXVI 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