Pleurothallis hians Lindl. 1836 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Effusae Lindl. 1842 Photo by Victor Silviera and The Orquideas da Mata Atlantica Website

Flower Closeup Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Plant and Flowers ? Photo by Jay Pfahl.


Common Name The Standing Open Pleurothallis

Flower Size 1/8" [.32 cm]

Found in southeastern Brazil at elevations around 1100 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, short, stiff ramicaul enveloped basally by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate-lanceolate, acute, deep shiny green, distinctly keeled, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter and again in the late spring and early summer on a fine, 3.6" [9 cm] long, racemose to 8 flowered inflorescence arsiing from the apex of the ramicaul with successively opening flowers

Synonyms Humboldtia hians (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Lepanthes gunningiana Barb.Rodr. 1881; Pabstiella hians (Lindl.) Luer 2007; Specklinia hians (Lindl.) Luer 2004; Stelis chasme Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2002; Stelis gunningiana (Barb.Rodr.) ined.; Stelis hians (Lindl.) Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing hmm; Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994 drawing/photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Luer 2000; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Stelis hians; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia hians; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 as Pabstiella hians; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing fide