Pleurothallis ourobranquensis [Campacci & Menini] in ed. SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Acuminatae Lindley 1859


Plant and Flower

Photos by Dalton Holland Baptista

Plant in situ Minas Gerias

Photo by Jay Pfahl

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Marcos Campacci

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 in very exposed vellozia trees 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 in situ, leaves become less so in cultivation] that blooms in the spring on a .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm] long, 2 flowered infloresence.

This species grows on high hills around the city of Ourobranco and is found on non-mosssy vellozia trees.

Very similar to P dryadum but this one differs in always having 2 flowers per inflorescence while P dryadum has 4 to 7 flowers per inflorescence.

Synonyms *Anathallis ourobranquensis Campacci & Menini 2005 publish 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Boletim CAOB No 60 4/2006 photo/drawing fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Anathallis orobranquensis photo fide