Pleurothallis kautskyi Pabst 1973 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842 Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Full shadeWarm Cool

Common Name or Meaning Kautsky's Pleurothallis [Brazilian Orchid collector and enthusiast 1900's]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Espirito Santo Brazil as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with filiform, cylindric ramicauls enveloped by 3, solitary sheaths and carrying a single, apical, elliptic-lanceolate, minutely tridentate, attenuate below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms on 1 to 2, filiform, longer than the leaf, 1.2" [3 cm] long, rachis at an angle to the peduncle, successively single, 5 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Anathallis kautskyi (Pabst) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Panmorphia kautskyi (Pabst) Luer 2006; Specklinia kautskyi (Pabst) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Anathallis kautskyi; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia kautskyi; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Panmorphia kautskyi; Orchidees du Bresil As Orquideas da Serra do Castello Vol 2 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 as Anathallis kautskyi drawing/photo fide