Pleurothallis marquesii [Luer & Toscano] in ed. SUBGENUS Acianthera

TYPE Drawing by © Luer & Toscano


Common Name Marques' Pleurothallis [Brazilian Edmar Branbati Marques of Marechal Floriano, Espírito Santo state Brazil, who collected and cultivated this species current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Espirito Santo state of Brazil in the Atlantic rainforest without locational data as a mini-miniature sized, long repent, hot to warm growing epiphyte with prone to ascending, relatively slender, terete ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath below the middle and carrying an apical, suberect to horizontal, coriaceous, elliptical, rounded at the tridentate apex, rounded below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the late fall on a shorter than the leaf, arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf, peduncle to .12" [3 mm] long, single flowered inflorescecnce with much shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

"This little species is distinguished by a coarse, long creeping, branching rhizome that bears a sessile, broadly elliptical, suberect, flat leaf with a prominent, tridentate apex. The single, short-stemmed flower is nearly as large as the leaf. Most remarkable is the coarsely verrucose, nearly black lip with a pair of uncinate lobes above the base." Luer & Toscano 2012

Synonyms *Acianthera marquesii Luer & Toscano 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Harvard Papers in Botany, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp. 307–315 MISCELLANEOUS NEW SPECIES IN THE PLEUROTHALLIDINAE (ORCHIDACEAE) FROM BRAZIL Carlyle A. Luer and A. L. V. Toscano de Brito 2012 drawing fide