Pleurothallis recurvipetala (Barb.Rodr.) Cogn. 1896 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842 TYPE Drawing by Barbosa Rodrigues and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Another Drawing Drawing by Cogniaux and The Plant Illustrations Website

Full Shade

Common Name The Recurved Petal Pleurothallis

Flower Size

Found in Brazil in primary montane forests at elevations around 900 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 5 light green to yellow brown, membraneous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, leathery, obovate, faintly conduplicate, dark olive green, slightly infolded, finely attenuate below into the pseudo-petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring through fall on a lateral, short to .2 to .28" [5 to 7 mm] long, successively single to 3 flowered inflorescence

CAUTION!!!!!!!! All photos of this species on the web are not this species, If you notice that all the photos [See Pleurothallis species Brazil #4 below] have the dorsal sepal recurved and not the petals. Above is the type species drawing by Barbosa Rodrigues showing the flower with recurved petals which agrees with all subsequent authors.

Synonyms Anathallis recurvipetala (Barb.Rodr.) Luer & Toscano 2009; *Lepanthes recurvipetala Barb.Rodr. 1881; Panmorphia recurvipetala (Barb. Rodr.) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list ,IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Panmorphia recurvipetala; 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 recurvipetala drawing fide