Pleurothallis truncatilabia [Chiron & Tesch] in ed.

TYPE Drawing

Photo/TYPE drawing by G Chiron and Richardiana 16: 207 Chiron & Xim.Bols. 2016

Common Name The Truncate Lip Pleurothallis [refers to the form of the apex of the lip]

Flower Size

Found in Espirito Santo state of Brazil in wet humid Atlantic rainforests at elevations around 700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing, caespitose epiphyte with cylindrical ramicauls carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic, more or less speckled with maroon on the adaxial side, canaliculate below into the pseudopetiolate base leaf that blooms on 1 to 3, erect, arising from the apex of the ramicaul through a very short spathe, peduncle filiform, shorter to a bit longer than the leaf, 1.6" [4 cm] long, provided with a tubular, sterile bracts, successively single to 3 flowered inflorescence with a short, conical floral bract.

Similar to Pleurothallis elegantula Cogn. 1906 publ. 1907 but differs in the flower color, twice shorter and single nerved petals, truncate apex of the lip and the biwinged column. It differs from Pleurothallis armeniaca (Barb.Rodr.) Cogn. 1896 in the twice larger, fewer, different colored flowers.

Synonyms *Pabstiella truncatilabia Chiron & Tesch 2016

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Richardiana 16: 207 Chiron & Xim.Bols. 2016 drawing fide;

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