Pleurothallis pardipes Rchb. f. 1872 SUBGENUS Acianthera [Scheidw.] Luer 1986


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Drawing by Pabst

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, caespitose 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 arising 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 ;

* W.W.Saunders, 2: t. 119 Refugium Botanicum Reichenbach 1872

W.W.Saunders, 2: t. 119 Refugium Botanicum Reichenbach 1872 drawing fide;

Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:533 Martius, Cogniaux 1893;

Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing hmm;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4:245 Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001 as Acianthera pardipes