Pleurothallis savioi [Luer & Toscano] in ed. . SUBGENUS Effusae Luer 2000

TYPE Drawing of Pabstiella savioi by Carl Luer


Common Name Savoi's Pleurothallis [Savio Caliman Brazilian Orchid nurseryman and in whose nusery it was found current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Espirito Santo state of Brazil without locational data as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, slender, ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 close, tubular sheaths that are not dilated at the ostia and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on an ascending, from near the apex of the ramicaul, peduncle filiform, 1.2 to 1.4" [3 to 3.5 cm] long, rachis to 2" [5 cm] long, a loose, more or less secund, strict, successively several-flowered inflorescence with shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

"This small species from the Atlantic Coastal forest of southeastern Brazil is distinguished by a loose, long-pedicellate, successively flowered raceme that exceeds the elliptical leaf about twice its length. The sepals are acute, the laterals being connate to near their tips. The petals are spathulate and abruptly acuminate at the apex. The lip is oblong with a pair of low carinae above the middle, and rounded at the apex." Luer & Toscano 2011

Synonyms *Pabstiella savioi Luer & Toscano 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Harv. Pap. Bot. 16(2): 379 Luer & Toscano 2011 as Pabstiella as Pabstiella savioi drawing fide;