Pleurothallis pseudotrifida [L.Kollmann & D.R.Couto] in ed. SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Longicaulae [Barb. Rodr.] Luer 1986

TYPE drawing by L. Kollmann and Candollea 69: 22 L. Kollmann & D. R. Couto 2014


Common Name The False Pleurothallis trifida Pleurothallis [refers to its similarity to P trifida]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Espirito Santo state of Brazil at elevations around 1000 to 1600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with green, erect, cylindrical ramicauls enveloped by tubular, acute, pale green sheaths and carrying a single, apical, green, linear-elliptic, minutely tridentate apically, subpetiolate base leaf that bloooms in the summer and early fall on an erect, .48 to .68" [1.2 to 1.7 cm] long, shorter than the leaves, congested, successively single, several-flowered inflorescence with a translucent, pale green, tubular, acute, as long as to shorter than the pedicel floral bract.

"Pabstiella pseudotrifida is very similar to P trifida, but can be distinguished by the subtruncate to truncate petals, and the smooth lip which is free of callosities and truncate to rounded at apex." L. Kollmann & D. R. Couto 2014

Synonyms *Pabstiella pseudotrifida L.Kollmann & D.R.Couto 2014

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Candollea 69: 22 L. Kollmann & D. R. Couto 2014 drawing fide;