Pleurothallis pubipetala Hoehne 1930 SUBGENUS Acuminatia SECTION Acuminatae Lindley 1859 Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista

Full shade

Common Name The Pubescent Petaled Pleurothallis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Rio de Janiero Brazil as a mini-miniature to miniature sized epiphyte with cylindric ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 4 soon evanescent sheaths and carrying a single, elliptic-oblong, subacute to obtuse, minutely tridentate apically, attenuate below into the base leaf that blooms on 1 to 2, erect, longer than the leaf, arising through a short spathe, peduncle filiform, 2 to 3.2" [5 to 8 cm] long, adorned with 3 to 4 bracts, rachis secund, distantly 5 to 6 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Anathallis pubipetala (Hoehne) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Specklinia pubipetala (Hoehne) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Systematics of Pleurothallis subsection Antenniferae, Longiracemosae, Macrophyllae-racemosae and Subgenera Pseudsostelis and Acuminata Luer 1999; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia pubipetala; Orchidees du Bresil As Orquideas da Serra do Castello Vol 2 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 drawing/photo fide