Pleurothallis marinsiensis Campacci & C.R.M.Silva] in ed. SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Longicaulae [Barb. Rodr.] Luer 1986

Plant and Flowers

TYPE Drawing

Photo/TYPE Drawing by M A Campacci

Common Name The Pico dos Marins Pleurothallis [refers to the mountain where the orchid occurs]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Sao Paulo state of Brazil in montane forest at elevations around 1750 meters as a mini-miniature [without inflorescence] sized, cool growing epiphyte with an inconspicuous rhizome giving rise to cylindrical, terete, 2 articulated, ramicauls provided with persistent, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, green, erect, subcoriaceous, elliptic-lanceolate, without an evident rib, acute apically, gradually narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the fall on a terminal, arising through a diminished spathe, peduncle cylindric, semierect, longer than the leaf, elongating, to 2" [5 cm] long, flexuous, zig-zag, branching apically, each apical branch successively single, several flowered inflorscence with triangular, acute floral bracts.

Similar to Pleurothallis pleurothalloides but differs in the shorter dark purple lip with the lateral lobes higer and having a double callosity from the lip base to 1/4 of the central lobe.

Synonyms *Pabstiella marinsiensis Campacci & C.R.M.Silva 2019

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Coletanea de Orquideas Brasileiras Novas Especies Vol 15 2019 as Pabstiella marinsiensis photo/drawing fide

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