Pleurothallis ramosa Barb.Rodr.1881 SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Brachystachyae Lindley 1859 Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Full shade Warm Cool Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Branched Pleurothallis

Flower Size

Found in Ecuador and Brazil on relict trees at elevations of 900 to 1300 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise to an erect ramicaul enveloped by 1 to 2 sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, ovate to elliptic, reflexed apices, conduplicate, leathery, dark olive green tarnished white leaf that blooms in the fall on a short to [8 mm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe.

Part of the miqueliana alliance Pabst which includes, P farinosa, P gouveiae, gonzalezii, macucoensis, miqueliana, nemorosa, papillosa and ramosa

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution

Synonyms Acianthera ramosa (Barb.Rodr.) F.Barros 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Pabst & Dungs Band 1 1975 drawing hmm; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Acianthera ramosa; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing ok; Orchids of Tropical America Meisel 2014 photo not?;

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