Pleurothallis panduripetala Barb.Rodr. 1881

SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Brachystachyae Lindley 1859 Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista

Common Name The Lute-Shaped Petal Pleurothallis [refers to the shape of the petal]

Flower Size

Found in Rio de Janiero Brazil at elevations around 1300 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, bent ramicauls enveloped by 3 short lived sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute, succulent-like, shell shaped, dark olive green to purple, conduplicate leaf that blooms in the summer through fall on to 3, in a fascile, .28" [7mm] long, single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Acianthera panduripetala (Barb.Rodr.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Pleurothallis kraenzliniana Cogn. 1896; Pleurothallis panduripetala var. minor Hoehne 1930

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XV Luer 1997; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Acianthera panduripetala; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing fide

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