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

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