Pleurothallis montana Barb.Rodr. 1877 SUBGENUS Acianthera [Scheidw.] Luer 1986Photo by and Guy Chiron and The Epidendra Orchid Website


TYPE Drawing by Cogniaux

Common Name The Montane Pleurothallis

Flower Size

Found in Espirito Santo and Minas Gerais states of Brazil as a small sized, warm growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect to ascending, greenish white ramicauls carrying a single, erect, thick, rigid, subplanate above, slightly convex beneath, distinct median nerve, elliptic-oblong, obtuse and minutely tridenticulate, rounded below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the spring on 2 to 5, erect, fasciculate, arising through a spathe, subfiliform, more or less flexuous to arcuate, terete, glabrous, reddish-white, longer than the leaf, 2 to 4.8" [5 to 12 cm] long, subdistichous, successively few, many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Acianthera montana (Barb.Rodr.) F.Barros & L.R.S.Guim. 2010

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Gen. Spec. Orchid. 1: 5 1877 ;

Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:410 Martius, Cogniaux 1893;

Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:tab87 Martius, Cogniaux 1893 drawing fide;

Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok;