Pleurothallis pristeoglossa Rchb.f. & Warm. 1881 SUBGENUS Effusae Luer 2000

Photo by A. Toscano de Brito and New Species and Nomenclatural Notes in Pabstiella (Orchidaceae: Pleurothallidinae) from Brazil A. L. V. Toscano de Brito1,3 & Carlyle A. Luer 2016

Another Flower

Leaf and Flower

Photos by Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Drawing

Drawing by Carl Luer and Lankesteriana 16[2]: 153-185 New Species and Nomenclatural Notes in Pabstiella (Orchidaceae: Pleurothallidinae) from Brazil Toscano & Luer 2016

Common Name The Terrible Tongued Pleurothallis

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Minas Gerais, Espirito Santo, Rio de Janiero, Sao Paulo, Parana, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul states of Brazil at elevations around 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing, caespitose epiphyte with an erect to ascending ramicaul enveloped by 1 to 2, brown, scarious sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong, obtuse to rounded, green, minutely spotted with white or red brown, cuneate below into the base leaf that blooms in the winter, spring and summer on an erect, slightly fractiflex, 3" [7.5 cm] long overall, racemose, successively 1 to 2, several flowered inflorescence.

CAUTION Kew includes Pleurothallis cipoensis as a synonym of this species, for now I have left them separate.

Synonyms Humboldtia pristeoglossa (Rchb.f. & Warm.) Kuntze 1891; Pabstiella pristeoglossa (Rchb.f. & Warm.) Luer 2007; Specklinia pristeoglossa (Rchb.f. & Warm.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1881;

Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 668 Kuntze1891 as Humboltia pristeoglosa;

Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:402 Martius, Cogniaux 1893;

Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok;

Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986;

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 pristeoglossa;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX A Thrid Century of Stelis of Ecuador Systematics of Apoda-Prorepentia Luer 2007 as Pabstiella pristeoglossa;

Lankesteriana 16[2]: 153-185 New Species and Nomenclatural Notes in Pabstiella (Orchidaceae: Pleurothallidinae) from Brazil Toscano & Luer 2016 as Pabstiella pristeoglossa drawings/photos fide

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