Pleurothallis scabripes Lindl. 1839 Drawing by Flora Brasiliensis, vol. 3(4): Heft 120, Heft 120, t. 115 (1896 and The Plant Illustration Website


Common Name The Rough Pleurothallis [possibly refers to the pilose, warty, purple spotted sheaths]

Flower Size

Found in Brazil in wet primary forests at elevations of 900 to 1200 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an erect ramicaul enveloped by 3, purple spotted, warty, pilose sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, linear,slightly recurved, olive green, purple beneath in strong light leaf that blooms in the spring through fall on a short, successively single to 3 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Humboltia beyrichii (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Humboltia scabripes (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Myoxanthus beyrichii (Rchb.f.) Luer 1982; Myoxanthus scabripes (Lindl.) Luer 1982; Pleurothallis beyrichii Rchb.f. 1850; Specklinia scabripes (Lindl.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as P beyrichii drawing hmm; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing hmm; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia scabripes; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing fide