Pleurothallis liparanges Rchb.f. 1885 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Acuminatae Luer 1986

Plant and Flowers

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Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista

Common Name or Meaning The ? Pleurothallis

Flower Size

Found in eastern & southern Brazil in wet humid forests at elevations of 700 to 900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 3 brown sheaths and carrying a single, apical, various shaped from lanceolate to ellitpical, leathery, dark olive green to wine red, conduplicate and attenuate into the base leaf that blooms in the spring on 1 to 2, 2.4 to 3.2" [6 to 8 cm] long, mostly simultaneously to 8 flowered inflorescence and carrying fragrant flowers

Synonyms Anathallis heterophylla Barb.Rodr. 1881; Anathallis liparanges (Rchb.f.) Luer 2008; Pleurothallis heterophylla (Barb.Rodr.) Cogn.1896; Pleurothallis hoehnei Schltr. 1926; Specklinia heterophylla (Barb.Rodr.) Luer 2004; Specklinia liparanges (Rchb.f.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as P heterophylla drawing ok; 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 heterophylla; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia heterophlla; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia liparanges; Orquideas Da Chapada Diamantina Brito & Cribb 2005 as P heterophylla drawing ok; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 as Pleurothallis heterophylla drawing fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Anathallis heterophylla photo fide