Pleurothallis rufobrunnea Lindl. 1859 SUBGENUS Pseudostelis

Photo by R Solano and The Herbario AMO Website

Inflorescence

Photo by Rudolfo Solano and Orchid News Webzine

Drawing

Drawing by Carl Luer

Full shade Cool Cold LATER Summer winter fall

Common Name The Red-Brown Pleurothallis

Flower Size .1" [2.5mm]

Found in Jalisco, Michoacan, Oaxaca and Guerrero states of western Mexico at elevations of 1800 to 2600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect ramciauls enveloped mostly by a 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, narrowly obovate, subacute to obtuse, narrowly cuneate below into the indistinct petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later summer fall and winter on an erect, arising laterally from the ramicaul, distichous, 1 to 2" [2.5 to 5 cm] long, nearly simultaneously many flowered, racemose inflorescence with an infundibular, shorter to longer than the pedicel floral bracts.

"Distinguished by a short column with an apical anther and stigma and three more or less equal sepals, less than .06" [1.5 mm] long, the minute petals are obovate and the simple lip is ovate, obtuse and concave towards the apex but callous below." Luer 1999

Synonyms Apatostelis rufobrunnea (Lindl.) Garay 1979; Humboldtia rufobrunnea (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Stelis rufobrunnea (Lindl.) L.O.Williams 1939

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Fol. Orchid. 9: 36 Lindley 1859;

ORQUIDEA (MEX.) 13(1- 2) Solano . DICIEMBRE 1993 drawing/photo fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Systematics of Pleurothallis subsection Antenniferae, Longiracemosae, Macrophyllae-racemosae and Subgenera Pseudsostelis and Acuminata Luer 1999;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Systematics of Pleurothallis subsection Antenniferae, Longiracemosae, Macrophyllae-Racemosae and Subgenera Pseudsostelis and Acuminata Luer 1999drawing fide;

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