Pleurothallis microphyta (Barb.Rodr.) Cogn. 1896

SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842

Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista

Deep shade WarmSpringFall

Common Name The Dwarf Pleurothallis

Flower Size

Found in eastern and southern Brazil as well as Argentina at elevations of 800 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 3 light green to brown, membraneous, short lived sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, fleshy, ellitpical, dark olive green leaves that blooms in the spring through fall on 1 to 2, .16 to .24" [4 to 6 mm] long, successively single to 2 flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe

Synonyms Anathallis microphyta (Barb.Rodr.) C.O.Azevedo & Van den Berg 2005; *Lepanthes microphyta Barb.Rodr. 1881; Panmorphia microphyta (Barb.Rodr.) Luer 2006; Specklinia microphyta (Barb.Rodr.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia microphyta; Orquideas Da Chapada Diamantina Brito & Cribb 2005 drawing not column definately wrong!; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Panmorphia microphyta; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 as Anathallis microphyta; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing good; Orchidees du Bresil As Orquideas da Serra do Castello Vol 2 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 as Anathallis microphyta drawing/photo fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Anathallis microphyta photo fide