Pleurothallis graveolens Pabst 1975

SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Acuminatae Luer 1986 Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista

Plant and Flowers Photo by Roberto Martins and His Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Fragrance Full ShadeCoolSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Very Fragrant Pleurothallis

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in southern Bahia and Espiritu Santo State of Brazil at elevations of 1000 to 1950 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte or rupicolous lithophyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, fleshy, elliptical, dark green to wine colored, abruptly narrowing below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, 1.2" [3 cm] long, 2 to 5 flowered inflorescence carrying very fragrant flowers

Synonyms Anathallis graveolens (Pabst) F.Barros 2006; Specklinia graveolens (Pabst) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia graveolens; Orquideas Da Chapada Diamantina Brito & Cribb 2005 photo good/drawing good; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 as Anathallis graveolens; Orchidees du Bresil As Orquideas da Serra do Castello Vol 2 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 as Anathallis graveolens drawing good