Pleurothallis radialis Porto & Brade 1937 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Acuminatae Lindley 1859

Inflorescence Photos By Roberto Martins and his Micro-Orquideas Website

Drawing Drawing by L Fontani and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Radiating Pleurothallis [refers to the tepals]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Rio de Janiero Brazil in wet montane forests at elevations around 1200 to 1300 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, compressed towards the apex, deeply furrowed ramicauls enveloped below by 3, short-lived, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, stiff, elliptical, dark olive green leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on to 3, curved, slender, 4 to 5.6" [10 to 14 cm] long including the 1.2 to 1.4" [3 to 3.5 cm] long peduncle, simultaenously 20 to 30 flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf and carrying unpleasantly scented flowers.

Synonyms Anathallis radialis (Porto & Brade) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Specklinia radialis (Porto & Brade) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia radialis; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing fide; Orchidees du Bresil As Orquideas da Serra do Castello Vol 2 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 as Anathallis piratiningana drawing/photo fide

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