Plerothallis ova-trochilorum [Luer & Toscano] in ed. SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842

TYPE Drawing by Luer & Toscano


Common Name The Hummingbird Eggs Pleurothallis [refers to the leaves]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Sao Paulo state of Brazil in the Atlantic rainforest at elevations near sealevel as a mini-miniature sized, densely caespitose, warm growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 1 to 2 tubular sheaths and carrying an apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, ovoid, rounded at the apex, rounded below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the late spring on a shorter than the leaf, without a spathe, arising near the base of the leaf, peduncle to .04 to .08" [1 to 2 mm] long, rachis .04" [1 mm] long, successively single, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescecnce with much shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

Superficially similar to Pleurothallis imbricata Barb. Rodr., but is distinguished by smaller, ovoid, sessile leaves and a flower about equally large. The sepals and petals are oblong and acute, the petals being attenuate, and the lip is simple with indistinct lateral lobes with a minute lobule at the corners of the base. above the base." Luer & Toscano 2012

Synonyms *Anathallis ova-trochilorum Luer & Toscano 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Harvard Papers in Botany, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp. 307315 2012 MISCELLANEOUS NEW SPECIES IN THE PLEUROTHALLIDINAE (ORCHIDACEAE) FROM BRAZIL Carlyle A. Luer1 and A. L. V. Toscano de Brito as Anathallis ova-trochochilum Drawing fide;