Pleurothallis pectinata Lindl. 1839 SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Sicariae SUBSECTION Pectinatae Luer 1986 Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt, plant grown by Joe Parker.

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Marius Wasbauer.

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Common NameThe Comb-Like Pleurothallis

Flower Size

Found in Bolivia and Brazil around Rio de Janiero as a miniature sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte

Synonyms Acianthera pectinata (Lindl.) Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001; Humboldtia pectinata (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Pleurothallis pectinata var. major Cogn. 1896

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 photo fide; Iconographia de Orchidaeceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing good; Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Acianthera pectinata; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 2 Laelinae Vasquez and Ibisch 2004; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004

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