Pleurothallis piratiningana Hoehne 1937 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Apodae-Caespitosae [Lindl.]Luer 1986

Another Angle Photos By Roberto Martins and his Micro-Orquideas Website

Common Name The Piratininga Pleurothallis [a town in Brazil]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Minas Gerais, Epiritu Santo, Sao Paulo and Parana states of Brazil as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with erect, cylindric ramicauls enveloped by a single tubular sheath and carrying a single, apical, erect, thick, fleshy, lanceolate, acute, longly attenuate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on an arching, much longer than the leaf, peduncle [1.6" [4 cm] long, rachis to .6" [1.5 cm] long, 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence arising through a basal spathe and carrying nodding flowers.

Synonyms Anathallis piratiningana (Hoehne) F.Barros 2003; Pleurothallis barboselloides Hoehne 1933; Pleurothallis handroi Pabst 1956; Specklinia piratiningana (Hoehne) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing hmm; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Specklina barbosellioides; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia pitatiningana; Orchidees du Bresil As Orquideas da Serra do Castello Vol 2 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 as Anathallis piratiningana drawing/photo fide

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