Pleurothallis leucopyramis Rchb. f. 1876

SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Longicaulae [Barb. Rodr.] Luer 1986

Flower Angle

Inflorescence Photos by Jay Pfahl

Plant and Flowers Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding


Common Name or Meaning The Pyramid White-Shaped Pleurothallis [refers to the triangular doral sepal]

Flower Size

Found in Brazil wet rainforests at elevations of 1100 to 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2, trumpet-shaped, pilose sheaths and carrying a single, apcial, erect, coriaceous, obovate, faintly conduplicate, light green purple blotched leaves that blooms in the late spring, summer and mid fall on 1 to 2, 3.2" to 44" [8 to 11 cm] long, simultaneously to 13 flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Humboldtia leucopyramis Kuntze 1891; Pabstiella leucopyramis (Rchb.f.) Luer 2007; Specklinia leucopyramis (Rchb. f.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1878 drawing; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia leucopyramis; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 as Pabstiella leucopyramis; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing fide