Pleurothallis microgemma Schltr. ex Hoehne 1936 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842 Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

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Common Name The Tiny Flower Bud Pleurothallis

Flower Size

Found in Sao Paulo Brazil at elevations around 1100 to 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect to horizontal ramicauls enveloped by imbricating, green to brown, membraneous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaecous, obovate, dark olive green, conduplicate, slightly infolded, attenuate below into the base leaf that blooms in the fall on a .2 to .4" [5 to 10 mm long, 2 to 6 alternate, flowered inflorescence

CAUTION I am not positive of this determination so please use with caution. There are no suporting plant photos and in these Brazilian mini-miniatures it is often important to see the plant morphology for a positive id.

Synonyms Anathallis microgemma (Schltr. ex Hoehne) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Specklinia microgemma (Schltr. ex Hoehne) F.Barros 1984

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok; Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Anathallis microgemma; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing good

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