Pleurothallis klotzschiana Rchb.f. 1850 SUBGENUS Acianthera [Scheidw.] Luer 1986

Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista


Photo by Ricardo Luis Penz and his Orchid Website


Drawing by Helmut Seehawer


Common Name Klotzsch's Pleurothallis [German Herbarium Director in Hamburg 1800's]

Flower Size

Found in southern and southeastern Brazil at elevations around 400 to 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing, shortly repent epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 3, loose, brown sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic, stiff, conduplicate, dark olive green leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on 1 to 2, 2 to 2.8" [5 to 7 cm] long, simultaneously 10 to 15 flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the apex of the ramicaul

Synonyms Acianthera klotzschiana (Rchb.f.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Humboldtia klotzschiana (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Linnaea 22: 828 Rchb.f 1850;

Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:530 Martius, Cogniaux 1896

Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:tab 85 Martius, Cogniaux 1896 drawing fide;

Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing hmm;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurthallis Luer 1986;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4:244 Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001 as Acianthera klotzschiana;

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

Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Acianthera klotzschiana photo fide