Pleurothallis granulosa (Barb.Rodr.) Cogn. 1896 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Effusae Lindl. 1842 Photo by Marcelo Rodrigues and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Inflorescence Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Deep shade Warm Cool Spring THROUGH Summer

Common Name The Granular Spotted Pleurothallis [refers to the little knobs on the sepals and lip]

Flower Size

Found in Rio de Janiero state of Brazil in primary cloud forests at elevations of 1100 to 1300 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect rtamicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, orange brown sheaths and carrying a single apical, erect, light green, broadly lanceoalte, leathery, conduplicate, slightly infolded, attenuate belw int o the bhase leaf that blooms in the spring through late summer on a slightly curved, 10 to 14" [25 to 35 cm] long, successively to 4 at once, 10 to 15 flowered inflorescence arisng through a spathe.

Synonyms *Lepanthes granulosa Barb.Rodr. 1881; Pabstiella granulosa (Barb.Rodr.) Chiron & Xim.Bols. 2010; Specklinia granulosa (Barb.Rodr.) Luer 2004; Stelis granulosa (Barb.Rodr.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing hmm; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Luer 2000; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Stelis granulosa; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia granulosa; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing fide

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