Pleurothallis recurviloba [Toscano & Luer] in ed. SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Longicaulae [Barb. Rodr.] Luer 1986

TYPE Drawing

Photo/TYPE Drawing by W Collier & A Toscano de Brito and Lankesteriana Vol 16: 158-160 2016

Full shade Warm Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Recurved Lobe Pleurothallis [refers to the recurved lobes of the llip]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Parana and Rio Grande do Sul states of southeastern Brazil at elevations of 800 to 950 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing, densely caespitose epiphyte with slender erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, closely adpressed, microscopically pubescent, tubular sheaths with minutely scabrous, thickened and dilated ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, green, densely speckled with purple, coriaceous, broadly elliptical, obtuse to subacute, minutely apiculate, broadly cuneate below in to the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, arising from near the apex of the ramicaul, peduncle 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long, rachis loose, flexuous, to 1.8 to 2.2" [4.5 to 5.5 cm] long, successively single, to 18 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

"Similar to P verbooneni in habit, inflorescence and floral morphology. They sharre similar delicate ramicauls which are covered by pseudo-lepanthiform sheaths. They also have similarly purple-speckled, small, elliptical leaves and flowers produced successively in a loose, flexuous, long-pedunculated raceme which usual;ly exceeds the leaf several-fold. P recurviloba is distinguished by the narrower linear-ensiform petals and the distinctly triclobed lip whose obliquely triangular, erect, recurved lateral lobes each resemble the dorsal fin of a shark in side view." Toscano & Luer 2016. Toscano & Luer 2016

Synonyms *Pabstiella recurviloba Toscano & Luer 2016

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Lankesteriana Vol 16 [2] 158-160 Toscano & Luer 2016 as Pabstiella recurviloba photo/drawing fide;