Pleurothallis pabstii Garay 1953 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842

Photo by Pieter C Brouwer and his PBase Orchid Photo Website

Common Name Pabst's Pleurothallis [Brazilian Botanist 1900's]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Parana' and Rio de Janiero states of Brazil at elevations of 1100 to 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 4 brown sheaths and carrying a single apical, erect, obovate, leathery, dark olive green, conduplicate, finely attenuate below into the base leaf that blooms in the spring on 1 to 2, 4" [10 cm] long, mostly simultaneously to 6 flowered inflorescence and carries fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Anathallis pabstii (Garay) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Specklinia pabstii (Garay) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994 drawing good/ photo ok; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia pabstii; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 as Anathallis pabstii photo ok; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Anathallis pabstii photo fide