Pleurothallis quadridentata (Barb.Rodr.) Cogn. 1896 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Mentosae Luer 1986 Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Full ShadeWarm LATE Spring

Common Name The Four Toothed Pleurothallis [refers to the column]

Flower Size 1/8" [.4 cm]

Found in Rio de Janiero, Sao Paulo and Parana' states of Brazil in deep shade in scrub around swamps and in primary cloud forests at elevations of 900 to 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with clustered ramicauls envelopedby 3, trumpet shaped, shortly stiffly hairy, recurved magined sheaths carrying a medium-green, faintly conduplicate, elliptic to lanceolate, psuedo-petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring on a thin, 2 to 2.4" [5 to 6 cm] long, successively to 2 at once, to 15 flowered inflorescence with alternate flowers

Synonyms Lepanthes bicolor Barb.Rodr. 1881; *Lepanthes quadridentata Barb.Rodr. 1881; Pabstiella quadridentata (Barb.Rodr.) Luer 2007; Pleurothallis bicolor (Barb.Rodr.) Cogn. 1896; Pleurothallis edwallii var. pallida Hoehne & Schltr. 1926; Pleurothallis mouraei Cogn. 1896; Pleurothallis mouraei var. brevifolia Cogn. 1896; Pleurothallis palmeirensis Pabst 1956; Specklinia quadridentata (Barb.Rodr.) Luer 2004; Trichosalpinx bicolor (Barb.Rodr.) Luer 1983; Trichosalpinx quadridentata (Barb.Rodr.) Luer 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Iconographia de Orchidaeceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 as P mouraei drawing good; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994 drawing ok; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVI Luer 1997; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia quadridentata; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 as Pabstiella quadridentata; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 as P edwalii var pallida drawing hmm; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing fide