Pleurothallis punctatiflora Luer 1986 SUBGENUS Acianthera [Scheidw.] Luer 1986

Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista

Full shade WarmFall

Common Name The Spotted Flower Pleurothallis

Flower Size

Found in Rio de Janiero state of Brazil as a miniature sized, warm growing, repent epiphyte with an erect to ascending ramicaul carrying a single, apical, erect,narrowly elliptc, rounded apically, narrowing below into the canaliculate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a few, short, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Acianthera punctatiflora (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Acianthera punctata (Barb.Rodr.) F.Barros 2002; Cryptophoranthus punctatus Barb.Rodr. 1881;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Rev. Engenh. 3: 9 Barb Rodr. 1881 as Cryptophoranthus punctatus;

Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:322 Martius, Cogniaux 1893 as Cryptophoranthus punctatus

Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4 tab 76: Martius, Cogniaux 1893 as Cryptophoranthus punctatus Drawing fide;

Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as Cryptophoranthus punctatus Cryptophoranthus punctanus drawing ok;

Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as P punctatifolia drawing ok;

* Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4:246 Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001 as Acianthera punctatiflora;

Bradea 8: 295 F Barros 2002 As Acianthera punctata nom. illeg.;

Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Acianthera punctatiflora photo fide

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