Pleurothallis neodecurva [Luer & Toscano] in ed SUBGENUS Effusae Luer 2000

Photos by Roberto Martins and his Flickriver Orchid Photo Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer


Common Name The New Decurved Pleurothallis [refers to the lip]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Espirito Santo state of Brazil at elevations around 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing, caespitose epiphyte with relatively stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying an erect, coriaceous, broadly elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, borne from near the apex of the ramicaul, peduncle .4 to .48" [1 to 1.2 cm] long, long-pedicellate, successively 8 to 10 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the p[edicel floral bracts.

Synonyms *Pabstiella decurva Luer & Toscano 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Harvard Papers in Botany, Vol. 16:371 MISCELLANEOUS NEW SPECIES and Combinations IN THE PLEUROTHALLIDINAE (ORCHIDACEAE) FROM BRAZIL Carlyle A. Luer1 and A. L. V. Toscano de Brito 2011 drawing fide;