Pleurothallis heterophylla (Barb.Rodr.) Cogn.1896 SUBGENUS Acuminatia SECTION Acuminatae Lindley 1859

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Luis Renato and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website


Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista


Drawing by Cogniaux

Common Name or Meaning The Different Leafed Pleurothallis

Flower Size

Found in eastern & southern Brazil in wet humid forests at elevations of 700 to 900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing, densely caespitose epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 3 brown sheaths and carrying a single, apical, various shaped from lanceolate to ellitpical, leathery, dark olive green to wine red, conduplicate and attenuate into the base leaf that blooms in the spring on 1 to 2, 2.4 to 3.2" [6 to 8 cm] long, mostly simultaneously to 8 flowered inflorescence and carrying fragrant flowers

Synonyms Anathallis heterophylla Barb.Rodr. 1881; Pleurothallis hoehnei Schltr. 1926; Specklinia heterophylla (Barb.Rodr.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Gen. Spec. Orchid. 2: 74 Barb Rodr. 1881

* Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:556 Martius, Cogniaux 1896

Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:tab111 Martius, Cogniaux 1896 drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Systematics of Pleurothallis subsection Antenniferae, Longiracemosae, Macrophyllae-Racemosae and Subgenera Pseudsostelis and Acuminata Luer 1999;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4:249 Pridgeon & Chase 2001as Anathallis heterophylla;

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 Specklinia heterophlla;

The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing fide;

Novon 18: 78 Luer 2008 as Anathallis liparanges;

Harvard Papers in Botany , Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 3968 2015, NEW SPECIES AND NOMENCLATURAL NOTES IN THEPLEUROTHALLIDINAE (ORCHIDACEAE) FROM BRAZIL Luer & Toscano 2015 ;

Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Anathallis heterophylla photo fide