Pleurothallis nemorosa Barb.Rodr. 1877 SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Brachystachyae Lindley 1859

Flower and Leaf

Flower Closer Photos courtesy of Luiz Filipe Varella

Part Shade Warm Cool Summer Fall

Common Name The Forest Occuring Pleurothallis

Flower Size

Found in eastern Brazil at elevations around 800 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with pendent ramicauls enveloped by 2 sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, conduplicate, lanceolate, leathery, dark olive green leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on a .6 to 1" [1.5 to 2.5 cm] long, simultaneously 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence

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

Synonyms Acianthera farinosa (Pabst) Luer 2004; Acianthera nemorosa (Barb.Rodr.) F.Barros 2003; Pleurothallis farinosa Pabst 1956

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1894 drawing; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as P farinosa drawing ok; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 43/3 2001 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Acianthera farinosa; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Acianthera nemerosa; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 as P farinosa drawing fide

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