Pleurothallis fockei Lindl. 1859 SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Brachystachyae Lindley 1859

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Photos courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista

Full Shade Hot

Common Name Focke's Pleurothallis [German Botanist 1800's]

Flower Size 1/5" [5 mm]

Found in Brazil, Surinam and Venezuela in rainforests at elevations of 200 to 300 meters as a miniature sized hot growing epiphyte with erect, ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, elliptical leaf that gradually narrows into the apex of the ramicaul and blooms on a short, fasciculate, single flowered inflorescence with the flowers held close to the leaf base.

Synonyms Acianthera fockei (Lindl.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Humboldtia fockei (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Pleurothallis myrmecophila Hoehne 1915; Pleurothallis tricarinata H.Focke 1853

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 drawing good; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Acianthera fockei; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVI Luer 2004 drawing fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Acianthera fockei photo fide