Pleurothallis miqueliana (H.Focke) Lindl. 1859 SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Brachystachyae Lindley 1859 Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Hot LATESummer EARLY Fall

Common Name or Meaning Miquel's Pleurothallis [Dutch Botanist 1800's]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, Guyana, Fr Guiana, Surinam and Brazil in rain forests at elevations of 100 to 200 meters as a creeping, mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with an erect, slender, terete ramicaul enveloped by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect to suberect, coriaceous, light green, narrowly ovate, acute, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a .06 to .1" [1.5 to 2.5 mm] long, successively single, 2 flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf.

Part of the miqueliana alliance Pabst which includes, P farinosa, P gouveiae, gonzalezii, macucoensis, miqueliana, nemorosa, papillosa and ramosa

Synonyms Acianthera miqueliana (H.Focke) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Humboldtia fimbriata (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Humboldtia miqueliana (H.Focke) Kuntze 1891; Pleurothallis fimbriata Lindl. 1859; Pleurothallis longisepala Barb.Rodr. 1891; *Specklinia miqueliana H.Focke 1849; Stelis miqueliana (H.Focke) Lindl. 1859

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 #9 1967 as P fimbriata; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 as P longisepala; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 2 Foldats 1970 drawing ok; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1972 drawing ok; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol 3 Luer 1986; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986 photo ok; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Acianthera miqueliana; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 as P longisepala; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide;