Pleurothallis leptotifolia Barb. Rodr. 1877 SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Brachystachyae Lindl. 1859


Photo courtesy of Danny Lentz


Common Name The Leptotes Leaf-Like Pleurothallis

Flower Size 1/4" [.6 cm]

Found in Brazil at elevations around 900 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte with terete, erect, slightly recurved, indistinctly conduplicate, narrowly terete, succulent, linear, olive green, obtuse, apiculate leaves that blooms in the fall on 1.2 to 1.4" [3 to 3.5 cm] long, 1 to 3, simultaneously flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Acianthera leptotifolia (Barb. Rodr.) Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001; Pabstiella leptotifolia (Barb.Rodr.) Luer 2007; Specklinia leptotifolia (Barb.Rodr.) F.Barros 1984; Specklinia leptotifolia (Barb.Rodr.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1894 drawing; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing hmm; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol 3 Luer 1986; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Acianthera leptotifolia; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia leptotifolia; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 as Pabstiella leptifolia; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 as Acianthera leptotifolia photo fide; A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Parsons & Gerritsen 2013 as Acianthera leptotifolia photos fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Acianthera leptotifolia photo fide