Pleurothallis pellifeloidis (Barb.Rodr.) Cogn. 1896 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Effusae Lindl. 1842 Drawing by Cogniaux and The Plant Illustration Website

Common Name or Meaning The Skin-Like Pleurothallis [refers to the sepals being spotted like a Jaguar]

Flower Size

Found in Rio de Janiero, Sao Paulo and Parana Brazil in humid primary cloud forests at elevations around 500 to 1200 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a slender ramicaul enveloped mostly by 3, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, fleshy, obovate, faintly conduplicate, shiney green leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on an 8" [20 cm] long , successivelyly 6 to 10 flowered inflorescence with up to 3 flowers open at any one time and carrying pendent flowers

Synonyms Effusiella pellifeloides (Barb.Rodr.) Baptista 2011; *Lepanthes pellifeloidis Barb.Rodr. 1881; Pabstiella pellifeloidis (Barb.Rodr.) Luer 2008; Specklinia pellifeloidis (Barb.Rodr.) Luer 2004; Stelis pellifeloidis (Barb.Rodr.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Luer 2000; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia pellifeloides; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing fide