Pleurothallis miragliae Leite 1947 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Mentosae Luer 1986 Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista

Part ShadeCoolSpring

Common Name Miraglia's Pleurothallis

Flower Size

Found in Sao Paulo Brazil in primary cloud forests with high humidity, partial shade and elevations of 1000 to 1300 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls carrying a single apical, light to dark green, purple blotched, flshy deeply keeled, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, 2.4" [6 cm] long, successively few, 9 to 15, alternate flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Pabstiella miragliae (Leite) Luer 2007; Specklinia miragliae (Leite) Luer 2004; Trichosalpinx miragliae (Leite) Toscano 1992

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994 lip drawing; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XV Luer 1997; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia miragliae; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 as Pabstiella miragliae; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing/photo fide