Pleurothallis gracilisepala Brade 1951 SUBGENUS Acianthera [Scheidw.] Luer 1986

Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista

Drawing

Drawing by Carl Luer and Harvard Papers in Botany , Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 3968 2015, NEW SPECIES AND NOMENCLATURAL NOTES IN THE PLEUROTHALLIDINAE (ORCHIDACEAE) FROM BRAZIL Luer & Toscano 2015

Common Name The Graceful Sepal Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Sao Paulo and Parana' states of Brazil at elevations below 1000 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing, long-repent epiphyte with erect ramicauls with a longer bract below the middle and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, lanceolate, acute, narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, short, single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Acianthera antennata (Garay) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Acianthera gracilisepala (Brade) Luer 2004; Pleurothallis antennata Garay 1953

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Arch. Jard. Bot. Rio de Janeiro 11: 74 Brade 1951;

Arch. Jard. Bot. Rio de Janeiro 12: 170 Garay 1953 as P antennata;

Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok;

Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as P antennata drawing fide;

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

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

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 gracilisepala;

Harvard Papers in Botany , Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 3968 2015, NEW SPECIES AND NOMENCLATURAL NOTES IN THE PLEUROTHALLIDINAE (ORCHIDACEAE) FROM BRAZIL Luer & Toscano 2015 as Acianthera gracilisepala Drawing fide

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