Pleurothallis parvifolia Lindl. 1837 SUBGENUS Mirabilia Luer 1986

Photo by Jorge Miguel Conejo Chaverri and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Another Flower

Photo by Karremans

Another Flower, less typical color form

Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Full shade Hot WarmFall

Common Name or Meaning The Small Leaved Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Costa Rica, Colombia, Venezuela, northern Brazil, Ecuador and Peru in rainforests on small trees close to water at elevations around 300 to 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with negligible ramicauls and carrying a single, apical, dark purple green, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, basal, 1" [2.5 cm] long, successively several flowered inflorescence with a single, rather large, raggedy sheath enveloping the rachis

Synonyms Humboltia parvifolia (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Lepanthes cryptophyta Barb.Rodr. 1881; Muscarella cryptophyta [ Barb Rodr.] Bogarin & Karremans 2020; Pabstiella parvifolia (Lindl.) Luer 2006; Pleurothallis subumbellata Cogn. 1907; Pleurothallis succedanea Hoehne & Schltr. 1926; Specklinia parvifolia (Lindl.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Companion Bot. Mag. 2: 355. Lindley 1836; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 2 Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Dunsterville & Garay Vol 3 1979 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 282 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing good; Orchids of Bolivia Vasquez & Ibisch 2000; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing good; Orchids of Bolivia Vasquez & Ibisch Vol 1 2000 drawing fide; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Specklinia parvifolia; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide ;Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Pabstiella parvifolia drawing fide; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Muscarella cryptophyta photo fide