Pleurothallis microblephara Schltr. 1918 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842

Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

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Common Name The Tiny Brow Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Parana' state of Brazil as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect to suberect, fleshy, oval to elliptic, obtuse, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a short, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with cucullate, apiculate, shorter than the pedicel floral bract.

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution

Synonyms Anathallis microblephara (Schltr.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Panmorphia microblephara (Schltr.) Luer 2006; Specklinia microblephara (Schltr.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 7: 273 Schlechter 1918:

Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing hmm;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4:249 Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001 as Anathallis microblephara;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Pleurothallis subgenus Acianthera and Three Allied subgenera, A Second Century of new Species of Stelis of Ecuador, Epibator, Ophidion and Zootrophion Luer 2004 as Specklinia microblephara;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Panmorphia microblephara

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