Pleurothallis versicolor Porsch 1905

Front View

Photos by © Giovane proença and his Facebook Page

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by © Porsch and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Drawing by © Pabst

Common Name The Colorful Pleurothallis

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Sao Paulo Brazil as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with thin, terete ramicauls carrying a single, apical, erect, small, fleshy, elliptic-oblong, single nerved, purple-spotted beneath, acute apically atteneuate below ito the base leaf that blooms in the winter on an as long as the leaf, to just shorter than fliliform , fractiflex, single, rarely 2 flowered inflorescence.

Kew includes Pleurothallis podoglossa Hoehne 1938 as a synonym of this species, I have left them separate for now.

Synonyms Pabstiella versicolor (Porsch) Luer 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Oesterr. Bot. Z. 55: 155 Porsch 1905;

Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok;

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