Pleurothallis spilantha Barb.Rodr. 1881 SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Sicariae SUBSECTION Sicariae Luer 1986 Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Full ShadeWarm toCoolFall

Common Name or Meaning The Hairy Flower Pleurothallis

Flower Size

Found in southern and southeastern Brazil in wet primary forests at elevations around 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 brown sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, flat, leathery, dark olive green leaf that blooms in teh fall on 1 to 2, .6" [1.5 cm] long, single to 3 flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf

Synonyms Acianthera spilantha (Barb.Rodr.) Luer 2007; Myoxanthus spilanthus (Barb.Rodr.) Luer 1986; Pleurothallis paspaliformis Loefgr. 1918

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