Pleurothallis malmeana Dutra ex Pabst 1959 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Acuminatae Lindley 1859 Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium


Common Name or Meaning Dr Malme's Pleurothallis [Swedish Botanist in Brazil 1800's]

Flower Size

Found in Rio Grande Do Sul Brazil in montane primary forests at elevations of 600 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect, ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 5 brown tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, flat, lanceolate, conduplicate, leathery to stiff leaf that blooms in the spring through earlier summer on a 2.8 to 4.8" [7 to 2 cm] long, mostly simultaneous, 5 to 11 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Anathallis malmeana (Dutra ex Pabst) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Specklinia malmeana (Dutra ex Pabst) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 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 malmeana; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia malmeana; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing fide