Pleurothallis villosisepala [L.Kollmann & Fraga] in ed. SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Effusae Lindl. 1842

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TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing of Pabstiella villosisepala by Fraga & L.Kollmann and Three New Species of Pabstiella (Pleurothallidinae, Orchidaceae) from Brazilian Atlantic Forest Harvard Papers in Botany 15(1):171-178 Fraga & L.Kollmann 2010

Full shade Warm LATE Summer EARLY Fall

Common Name The Villous Sepal Plaurothallis [refers to the adaxially hairy apical portion of the sepals]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Espirito Santo state of Brazil in patches of Atlantic coastal forests at elevations around 700 meters as a mini miniature sized, warm growing, caespitose epiphyte with terete, green ramicauls enveloped by 1 to 2 thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, green, thickly chartaceous, lanceolate to narrowly elliptic-lanceolate, acute and 3 toothed apically, long acuminate to subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, arising from near the apex of the ramicaul, slightly flexuous, 2 to 4.8" [5 to 12 cm] long, successively 1 to 2, several flowered inflorescence with tubular, green, acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate flowers.

"This new species is similar to P fusca, from which it may be distinguished by the leaf width and the indumentum of sepals. The leaves in P fusca are usually more than .6" [1.5 cm] wide and the sepals are velvety on the apical portion, whereas in P. villosisepala the leaves are less than .4" [1 cm] wide and the sepals are shaggy on the apical portion." Fraga and Kollmann 2010

Synonyms *Pabstiella villosisepala L.Kollmann & Fraga 2010

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Three New Species of Pabstiella (Pleurothallidinae, Orchidaceae) from Brazilian Atlantic Forest Harvard Papers in Botany 15(1):171-178 Fraga & L.Kollmann 2010 as Pabstiella villosilabia

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