Pleurothallis sordida Kraenzl. 1921

SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Effusae Lindl. 1842


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Part shadeCooltoWarm Winter SpringSummer Fall

Common Name The Dirty Brown Pleurothallis

Flower Size

Found in Sao Paulo and Parana' states of Brazil in cloud forests at elevations of 900 to 1600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 3 tight, trumpet-shaped, stiffly hairy, recurved margined sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, broadly lanceolate, faintly conduplicate, stiff, dark bluish green, speckled purple on the sea green underside leaf that blooms at any time of the year on an arching, fractiflex, lengthening, 2.4 to 4" [6 to 10 cm] long, successively single, 20 to 30 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Pabstiella pauloensis (Hoehne & Schltr.) Luer 2007; Pabstiella sordida (Kraenzl.) Luer 2007; Pleurothallis pauloensis Hoehne & Schltr. 1926; Specklinia pauloensis (Hoehne & Schltr.) Luer 2004; Specklinia sordida (Kraenzl.) Luer 2004; Trichosalpinx sordida (Kraenzl.) Luer 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia sordida; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 as Pabstiella pauloensis; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 as Pabstiella sordida; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing fide