Pleurothallis podoglossa Hoehne 1938

SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Effusae Lindl. 1842

Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium


Common Name The Foot-Shaped Lip Pleurothallis

Flower Size

Found in eastern and southeastern Brazil in primary cloud forests at elevations of 800 to 900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 3, close, trumpet-shaped, hairy recurved margined sheaths and carrying a thick, stiff, indistinctly conduplicate, dark to bluish green, occasionally finely purple spotted, attenuate below into the shortly pseudopetiolate base leaf that blooms in the later summer and earlier fall on an erect, 2.4 to 4" [6 to 10 cm] long, longer onews arched, successively to 3 open at a time, 10 to 15 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Pabstiella podoglossa (Hoehne) Luer 2007; Specklinia podoglossa (Hoehne) Luer 2004; Trichosalpinx podoglossa (Hoehne) Luer 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia podoglossa; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 as Pabstiella podoglossa; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing ok