Pleurothallis trifida Lindl. 1842

SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Longicaulae [Barb. Rodr.] Luer 1986

Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

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Common Name The Three Pointed Pleurothallis [refers to the lip]

Flower Size

Found in eastern and southern Brazil in primary forests on mossy trees at elevations of 1000 to 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an erect ramicaul carrying a single, stiff, light green, keeled, linear-lanceolate, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a slender, racemose, few flowered inflorescence.

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution

Synonyms Humboldtia trifida (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Lepanthes bicarinata Barb.Rodr. 1881; Pabstiella trifida (Lindl.) Luer 2007; Pleurothallis bicristata Cogn. 1896; Pleurothallis curtii Schltr. 1922; Specklinia trifida (Lindl.) F.Barros 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994 drawing/photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia trifida; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 as Pabstiella trifida; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing/photo fide