Pleurothallis pardipes Rchb. f. 1872 SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Brachystachyae Lindley 1859


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Part shade CoolFall

Common Name The Spotted Footed Pleurothallis [reers to the brown spotted sheaths]

Flower Size

Found in Rio de Janeiro and Santa Catarina states of Brazil as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, stout, slightly compressed beneatht the apex, channeled ramicauls enveloped basally by 2, brown speckled sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, oblong, bidentate apically, basally rounded into the elongate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a few, shorter than the leaf, few to several flowered inflorescence arsiing through a small, ancipitous, acute spathe and has retuse, apiculate, shorter than the ovaries floral bracts.

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution.

Synonyms Acianthera pardipes (Rchb. f.) Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Refugium Botanicum Reichenbach 1872 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing hmm; Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Acianthera pardipes