Pleurothallis teschiana [Chiron & Xim.Bols.] comb. novo. Pfahl 2013 SUBGENUS Mirabilia Luer 1986

Side View of Flower

photos by Chiron & Xim.Bols and The Epidendra Website

Common Name Tesch's Pleurothallis [Brazilian discoverer of species current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Espirito Santo Brazil at elevations below 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with an erect, cylindrical ramicaul enveloped by papery, tubular sheath and carrying a single, apical, erect, obovate, round and retuse apically, cuneate below into the pseudo-petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, filiform, 8.8" [22 cm] long, fractiflex, simultaneously 4 to 6 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Pabstiella teschiana Chiron & Xim.Bols. 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Richardiana 12(1): 5-6. Chiron & Xim.Bols. 2011 as Pabstiella teschiana drawing fide;

* Internet Orchid Species Photo Encyclopedia Nomenclature Note #11 Pfahl 2013

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