Pleurothallis gracilis Barb.Rodr. 1877 SUBGENUS Arthrosia Luer 1986

Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista and The Wikipedia Website


Drawing by Friedrich Reinhardt-Verlag and Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Drawing by Cogniaux


Common Name The Graceful Pleurothallis

Flower Size

Found in Minas Gerais state of Brazil as a miniature sized, cool growing, repent epiphyte with erect, flexuous, apically thickening ramiocauls carrying a single, apical, intense green-purple spotted, pale green beneath, elliptic, rounded, gradually narrowling below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the late spring and early summer on 2 to 3, erect, 2.8 to 4.8" [7 to 12 cm] long, successively few, many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Acianthera gracilis (Barb.Rodr.) F.Barros & L.R.S.Guim. 2010; Arthrosia gracilis (Barb.Rodr.) Campacci 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Gen. Spec. Orchid. 1: 6 Barb Rodr.1877

Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:412 Martius, Cogniaux 1893;

Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:tab 87 Martius, Cogniaux 1893 drawing fide;

Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing hmm;

Bol. CAOB 69-70: 26 Campaci 2008 as Arthrosia gracilis