Pleurothallis strupifolia Lindl. 1839 SUBGENUS Acianthera [Scheidw.] Luer 1986

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TYPE Drawing of P dichroa by Rchb.f

Holotype and Drawing of P dichroa

Holotype and drawing of P dichroa , Rchb.f


Common Name The Strap-Shaped Leaf Pleurothallis

Found in Peru and Rio de Janiero, Espirito Santo and Santa Catarina states of Brazil at elevations around 1000 meters as a deciduous leafed, small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with elongate, strap-shaped, coriaceous, obtuse, flat leaves that blooms on a pendent, arising through a spathe, several flowered inflorescence.

"Distinguished by the leather thong shaped [strap-shaped], elongate leaves that blooms in the fall and winter with dull purple and white flowers with patches of short, deep purple hairs on the inside of the lower sepals." Lindley 1839

Synonyms Acianthera strupifolia (Lindl.) Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001; Humboldtia strupifolia Kuntze 1891; Pleurothallis bicolor Lindl. 1842; Pleurothallis dichroa Rchb.f. 1865; Pleurothallis glaucophylla Hoehne 1927; Pleurothallis hookeri Regel 1880; Pleurothallis picta Hkr 1841

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Edwards's Bot. Reg. 25: Misc. 2 Lindl. 1839;

Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 668. Kuntze 1891 as Humboldtia strupifolia;

Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:525 Cogniaux 1896;

Die Orchideen pg 181 Schlechter 1915;

Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986;

Orchids of Brazil McQueen 1993 photo good;

AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 11 1998 photo fide;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4:246 Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001 as Acianthera struptifolia;

AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 1 2003 photo fide;

Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide as Acianthera struptifolia;

Harvard Papers in Botany , Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 3968 2015, NEW SPECIES AND NOMENCLATURAL NOTES IN THE PLEUROTHALLIDINAE (ORCHIDACEAE) FROM BRAZIL Luer & Toscano 2015 as Acianthera strupifolia Drawing fide;

Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Acianthera strupifolia photo fide