Pleurothallis petropolitana Hoehne 1930 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Roberto Martins and his Micro Orquideas Website

Drawing

Drawing by Pabst

Common Name The Petropolis Pleurothallis [A city to the north of Rio]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Rio de Janiero state of Brazil as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with fragile, cylindrical ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, fleshy, obovate-oblong, attenuate below into the base leaf that blooms in the spring on a fascile of very short, single flowered inflorescence

CAUTION I have no way of personally verifying this determination so please use with caution!!! The references available to me are nonconclusive, I need Hoehne's original drawing!

Synonyms Anathallis petropolitana (Hoehne) Luer & Toscano 2009; Panmorphia petropolitana (Hoehne) Luer 2006; Specklinia petropolitana (Hoehne) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Arch. Inst. Biol. Defesa Agric. 3: 296 Hoehne 1930;

Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing hmm;

Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994 drawing hmm/photo hmm;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Pleurothallis subgenus Acianthera and Three Allied subgenera, A Second Century of new Species of Stelis of Ecuador, Epibator, Ophidion and Zootrophion Luer 2004 as Specklinia petropolitana;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII A Reconsideration of Masdevalllia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Panmorphia petropolitana;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Lepanthes of Jamaica Systematics of Stelis of Ecuador 4 Luer 2009 as Anathallis petropolitana;

Orchidees du Bresil As Orquideas da Serra do Castello Vol 2 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 as Anathallis petropolitana drawing fide;

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