Pleurothallis matinhensis Hoehne 1938 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Longicaulae [Barb. Rodr.] Luer 1986 Photo by Luiz Felipe Varela and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Another Flower? Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Another Angle ?


Flower Top View? Photos by Luiz Filipe Varella

Part Shade Warm Cool Spring

Common Name The Mantinha Pleurothallis [a city in Pernambuco State Brazil]

Flower Size 1/8" [.4 cm]

Found in southern Brazil on old trees mid way to high on trunk at elevations of 700 to 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an erect ramicaul enveloped basally by 2 to 3 trumpet shaped sheaths and carrying a single apical, erect, coriaceous, round to ovate, fleshy keeled leaf that blooms in the spring on a 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, successively 3, 5 to 7 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Pabstiella matinhensis (Hoehne) Luer 2007; Specklinia matinhensis (Hoehne) Luer 2004; Trichosalpinx matinhensis (Hoehne) Luer 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Iconographia de Orchidaeceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing fide to the first photo; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide to the first photo; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rain Forest in SE Brazil Miller & Warren 1994 as P mattinhensis; 100 Orquideas Argentinas Freuler 2005 photo ok; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia matinhensis; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 as Pabstiella matininhensis; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 fide to the first photo