Pleurothallis serpentula Barb.Rodr.1881 SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Brachystachyae Lindl. 1859 Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Full ShadeCoolWarmSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Snake-Like Pleurothallis

Flower Size

Found in Rio de Janiero and Minas Gerais Brazil on trunks and large branches at elvations around 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, leathery, dark olive green, conduplicate leaf that blooms in trhe summer on a .4" [1 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution.

Synonyms Acianthera serpentula (Barb.Rodr.) F.Barros 2003; Pleurothallis punctata Barb.Rodr. 1877; Pleurothallis serpentula var. major Cogn. 1896

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing fide