Pleurothallis translucida Barb.Rodr. 1881SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Brachystachyae Lindl. 1859

Plant and FlowerPhotos By Roberto Martins and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Drawing of plant

Drawing of Flower Parts Drawings By Barbosa Rodriguez, Courtesy of Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Full Shade Warm to Cool fall

Common Name or Meaning The Translucent Pleurothallis [refers to the clear dorsal sepal

Flower Size

Found in Rio de Janiero state of Brazil in primary cloud forests at elevations of 900 to 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 sheaths in the lower half and carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong, fleshy, dark green, conduplicate leaf that blooms in the fall on a short 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Acianthera translucida (Barb.Rodr.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing good; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Acianthera translucida; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing fide