Pleurothallis tricolor (Barb.Rodr.) Cogn. 1896 SUBGENUS Effusae Luer 2000

Drawing by Cogniaux; von Martius, Eichler, Urban Eds

Common Name The Three Colored Pleurothallis

Flower Size

Found in Minas Gerais state of Brazil in humid, shady forests as a miniature sized, caespitose epiphyte with erect, thin, terete, short ramicaul carryinga single, apical, erect, narrowly oblong-spathulate, acute, minutely tridentate apically, long-attenuate beow into the petioalte base leaf that blooms in the late fall on an erect peduncle, arising from the apex of the ramicaul, capillary, nude, rachis fractiflex-arching-pendent successively 1 to 2, subdistichous, several flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

Synonyms Lepanthes tricolor Barb.Rodr. 1881; Pabstiella tricolor (Barb.Rodr.) Luer 2007; Specklinia tricolor (Barb.Rodr.) Luer 2004; Stelis tricolor (Barb.Rodr.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Gen. Spec. Orchid. 2: 52 Barb Rodr 1881 as Lepanthes tricolor;

* Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:493 Cogniaux: Von Martius, etal eds. 1896;

Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:Tab 100 Cogniaux: Von Martius, etal eds. 1896 drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Systematics of Jostia, Andinia, Barbosella, Barbrodia & Pleurothallis subgen Antilla, Effusia and Restrepioidia Luer 2000;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4:267 Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001 as Stelis tricolor;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Pleurothallis subgenus Acianthera and Three Allied subgenera, A Second Century of new Species of Stelis of Ecuador, Epibator, Ophidion and Zootrophion Luer 2004 as Specklinia triciolor;

Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXIX A Third Century of Stelis of Ecuador Systematics of Apoda-Prorepentia Luer 2007as Pabstiella tricolor