Pleurothallis ochreata Lindl. 1835 SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Brachystachyae Lindley 1859

Photo by Sebastian Viera Uribe

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Photos by Oliver Lenhard


Drawing by Toscano & Cribb

Full shadeWarm to Cool WinterSpringSummer Fall

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

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Bahia and Minas Gerais States of Brazil in rocky areas at elevations of 800 to 1550 as a small sized, warm to cool growing, caespitose 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 1 to 2, arising from the base of the leaf, 2.8 to 3.6" [7 to 9 cm] long, as long as to slightly longer than the leaf, fractiflex, simultaneously, to 15 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 ;

* Edwards's Bot. Reg. 21: t. 1797 Lindley 1835

Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:510 Martius, Cogniaux 1893>

Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing good;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4:245 Pridgeon & M.W.Chase2001 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