Pleurothallis piraquarensis Hoehne 1952 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Effusae Lindl. 1842 P> Photo by Marcos A. da Silva and his Flickr Photo Website


Common Name The Piraquara Pleurothallis [A town in Parana' Brazil]

Flower Size

Found in Parana' state of Brazil at elevations of 1000 to 1100 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 3 sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, oblanceolate, olive-green, conduplicate, attenuate below intot he base leaf that blooms in the late winter through earl summer on a 2.6" [6.5 cm] long, successively 2, several flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Pabstiella piraquarensis (Hoehne) Luer 2008; Specklinia piraquarensis (Hoehne) Luer 2004; Stelis piraquarensis (Hoehne) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994 drawing good; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Luer 2000; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia piraquarensis; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing