!Pleurothallopsis nemorosa (Barb.Rodr.) Porto & Brade 1937 Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Common Name The Forest Dwelling Pleurothallopsis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Bahia and Rio de Janiero states of Brazil in shady forests at elevationsof 200 to 300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 4 loose, glabrous, tubular sheathsand carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ellipitcal, subacute, cuneate below intio the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, slender, .8 to 1.6" [2 to 4 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul..

Synonyms *Lepanthes nemorosa Barb.Rodr. 1881; Octomeria nemorosa (Barb.Rodr.) Luer 1991; Pleurothallis sylvatica Cogn. 1896

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Iconographia de Orchidaeceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 7 385 - 448 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Lepanthospsis, Octomeria subgenus Pleurothallopsis, Restrepiella, Salpistele and Teagueia Vol 8 1991 as Octomeria nemorosa drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001

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