Pleurothallis fusca Lindl. 1836 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Effusae Lindl. 1842 Photos by Cristina Barros and her Microrquideas Flickr Website

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Inflorescence Photos by Dalton Holland Baptista.

Plant and Flower in situ Alto de la Serra do Moji Dos Cruzes 150 meters Photos by Jay Pfahl.

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Common Name The Dark Pleurothallis

Flower Size 1/16" [1mm]

Found in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janiero states of Brazil on mossy trees at elevations around 150 to 1600 meters as a mini-miniature, hot to cool growing epiphyte on mossy trees with an erect, slender, green ramicaul enveloped by 3 sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, papery, conduplicate, light green, lanceolateattenuate below into the base leaf that blooms at any time of the year on a slender, slightly bent, 2.4 to 2.8" [6 to 7 cm] long, successively single to 2, 4 to 7 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Effusiella fusca (Lindl.) Campacci 2011; Effusiella hypnicola (Lindl.) Campacci 2011; Humboldtia hypnicola (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Pabstiella hypnicola (Lindl.) Luer 2007; Pleurothallis hypnicola Lindl. 1842; Specklinia hypnicola (Lindl.) F.de Barros 1984; Stelis hypnicola (Lindl.) Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as P hypnicola drawing ok; Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986; Orchids of Brazil McQueen 1993 photo good; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994 as P hypnicola drawing/photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Luer 2000; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Stelis hypnicola; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 as Pabstiella hypnicola; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 as P hypnicola drawing hmm/photo hmm; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 as P hypnicola var cuneifolia drawing ok; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 as P hypnicola var flava drawing ok; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 as P hypnicola var major drawing ok; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo ok;

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