Pleurothallis ramphastorhyncha (Barb.Rodr.) Cogn. 1896 Drawing by von Martius, Eichler, Urban


Common Name The Snout Bearing [refers to the flower's chin]

Flower Size 1/8" [.4 cm]

Found in Rio de Janiero and Mato Grosso States of Brazil in primitive forests in partial shade at elevations of 1000 to 1300 meters as a cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls carrying a single, apical, erect, fleshy, light green, linear-lanceolate leaf that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, wiry, 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long, 2 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Lepanthes ramphastorhyncha Barb.Rodr. 1881; Pabstiella ramphastorhyncha (Barb.Rodr.) L.Kollmann 2010; Pleurothallis ramphastorhyncha var. caespitosa Porsch 1908; Specklinia ramphastorhyncha (Barb.Rodr.) F.Barros 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing hmm; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994 lip drawing; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing ok