Pleurothallis mouraeoides Hoehne 1938

SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Mentosae Luer 1986 Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium


Common Name The Mouraei-Like Pleurothallis

Flower Size

Found in southeastern and southern Brazil low on tree trunks in shade as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool epiphyte with an erect, stiff, fine ramicaul enveloped by a few sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, ovate, acute, dark green to reddish, coriaceous leaf that blooms in the later spring on a fine, 1.2" [3 cm] long, successively 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution

Synonyms Pabstiella mouraeoides (Hoehne) Luer 2007; Pleurothallis mouraeoides var. riograndensis Pabst 1956; Pleurothallis versicolor Hoehne 1933 publ. 1934; Specklinia mouraeoides (Hoehne) F.Barros 1983 publ. 1984; Trichosalpinx mouraeoides (Hoehne) Luer 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Iconographia de Orchidaeceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994 lip drawing good/photo good; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 as Pabstiella mouraeoides;