Pleurothallis tigridens Loefgr. 1918

SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842 TYPE Drawing by Loefgren and The Plant Illustrations Website

Flower? Column wing teeth not right Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista

Full shade Warm Summer

Common Name The Tiger-Toothed Pleurothallis [refers to the teeth like projections of the column wings]

Flower Size

Found in Rio De Janeiro Brazil in wet montane forests at elevations around 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect, ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 5, imbricating, orange-brown, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, flattish, elliptical, leathery, faintly conduplicate , narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, 4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm] long, successively single, 5 to 7 flowered inflorescence

CAUTION!!!!!!! The Type Drawing above by Loefgren is absolutely correct, Dalton's photo while close does not have the same type of teeth on the column wings so most likely is not this species!!!! PLEASE use the photo with extreme caution!!!

Synonyms Anathallis tigridens (Loefgr.) Luer & Toscano 2009; Panmorphia tigridens (Loefgr.) Luer 2006; Specklinia tigridens (Loefgr.) Luer 2004;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Panmorphia tigridens; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing fide; Orchidees du Bresil As Orquideas da Serra do Castello Vol 2 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 as Anathallis tigridens drawing fide

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