Pleurothallis ourobranquensis [Campacci & Menini] in ed. SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Acuminatae Lindley 1859 Photo courtesy of © Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium
Plant in situ Minas Gerias Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl
Common Name or Meaning The Ourobranco Pleurothallis [A town in central Minas Gerais Brazil]
Flower Size .1" [2.5 mm]
Found above the city of Ourobranco at elevations around 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a clear green, cylindrical ramicaul enveloped basally by a tubular sheath that carries a single, apical, erect, thickly fleshy, clear green to yellow, lanceolate to oblanceolate, conduplicate leaf with an acute apice [very succulent looking] that blooms in the spring on a 3/4 to 1" [2 to 21.5 cm] long, 2 flowered infloresence. This species grows on high hills around the city of Ourobranco and is found on vellozia trees.
Synonyms *Anathallis ourobranquensis Campacci & Menini 2006
References *Boletim CAOB No 60 4/2006