Pleurothallis linearifolia Cogn. 1896 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Acuminatae Lindley 1859 Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt plant grown by Marni Turkel

Flower Closeup Photo by Luiz Filipe Varella and his Flicker Website

Warm to Cool EARLIERSpring

Common Name The Equal Width Leaf Pleurothallis

Found in Brazil and northern Argentina in humid rainforests at elevations of 900 to 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an erect ramicaul enveloped by 3 brown sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, linear-lanceolate, faintly conduplicate, infolded and finely attenuate into the base leaf that blooms in the earlier spring on an erect, [7 to 9 cm] long, simultaneously 9 to 12 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Anathallis linearifolia (Cogn.) Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001; Anathallis margaritifera (Schltr.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Anathallis rigidula (Cogn.) Luer 2008; Pleurothallis bupleurifolia Porsch 1905; Pleurothallis convallium Kraenzl. 1921; Pleurothallis glossochila Kraenzl. 1921; Pleurothallis margaritifera Schltr. 1918; Pleurothallis rigidula Cogn. 1896; Specklinia bupleurifolia (Porsch) Luer 2004; Specklinia eugenii (Pabst) Luer 2004; Specklinia linearifolia (Cogn.) Luer 2004; Specklinia rigidula (Cogn.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as P eugenii drawing hmm; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as P convallium drawing hmm; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as P glossochila drawing hmm; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing hmm; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as P margaritifera drawing hmm; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as P rigidula drawing hmm; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 4 1984 photo; Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986; Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986 as Pleurothallis margaritifera; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Systematics of Pleurothallis subsection Antenniferae, Longiracemosae, Macrophyllae-racemosae and Subgenera Pseudsostelis and Acuminata Luer 1999; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Anathallis linearifolia; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Anathallis margaritifera; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia bupleurifolia; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia eugenii; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia linearifolia; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia rigidula; 100 Orquideas Argentinas Freuler 2005 photo ok closer to the second photo; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 as P eugenii drawing ok; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing fide; The Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 as Specklinia furcatipetala photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 as Anathallis linearifolia photo ok; Orchidees du Bresil As Orquideas da Serra do Castello Vol 2 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 as Anathallis crebifolia drawing/photo fide

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