Pleurothallis heringeri Hoehne 1946

SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Brachystachyae Lindley 1859 Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista

Common Name Heringer's Pleurothallis [Brazilian Orchid Collector in Brazil 1900's]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Minas Gerais, and Rio de Janiero Brazil at elevations of 900 to 1200 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, leathery, ovate to narrowly ovate , conduplicate, dark green leaf that blooms in the fall on 1 to 2, 1 to 1.6" [2.5 to 4 cm] long, successively to 4 open at once, to 7 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Acianthera heringeri (Hoehne) F.Barros 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing good; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Acianthera heringeri; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing good