Pleurothallis ochreata Lindl. 1835 SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Brachystachyae Lindley 1859

Photo by Sebastian Viera Uribe

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Common Name The Stem Clasping Tube Pleurothallis [refers to the sheaths that clasp the stem]

Flower Size 1/4" [6mm]

Found in Bahia and Minas Gerais States of Brazil in rocky areas at elevations of 800 to 1550 as a small sized, hot to cool growing lithophyte with cylindrical stems enveloped by brownish, tubular, evenescent sheaths and carrying linear-lanceolate, fleshy, stiff, conduplicate leaf that can bloom at any time of the year on a fractiflex, simultaneously, several flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Acianthera ochreata (Lindl.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Acianthera ochreata subsp. cylindrifolia (Borba & Semir) Borba 2003; Humboldtia ochreata (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Pleurothallis ochreata subsp. cylindrifolia Borba & Semir 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing good; Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol III Luer 1986; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Acianthera ochreata; Orquideas Da Chapada Diamantina Brito & Cribb 2005 drawing/photo fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Acianthera ochreata photo fide