Pleurothallis limae Porto & Brade 1940 SUBGENUS Acianthera

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Common Name or Meaning Lima's Pleurothallis [northeastern Brazilian Orchid Collector Early 1900's]

Flower Size 3/8" [.9 cm]

Found in southeastern Brazil in high mountain fields as a terrestrial underneath low shrubs among bracken and club mosses as a small to medium sized, cool growing, long-repent terrestrial with a stout ramicaul carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, cordate acute, distinctly keeled, fleshy, light green to wine red depending on light intensity, abruptly narrowing into the petiolate base leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on a fasciculate, .6" [1.5 cm] long, successively single to 10 flowered inflorescence carrying alternate flowers.

Synonyms Acianthera limae (Porto & Brade) Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Anais Reunião Sul-Amer. Bot. 3: 35 Porto & Brade 1938 publ. 1939;

Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986;

Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994 drawing good/photo fide;

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

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 limae photo fide