Pleurothallis imbricata Barb. Rodr. 1877 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842

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Common Name The Overlapping Pleurothallis [refers to the leaves]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Minas Gerais state of Brazil at elevations above 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing, densely caespitose epiphyte with erect to ascending, filiform, densely fasciculate, short, slightly flexuous ramicauls carrying a single, apical, fleshy, subflat, light green with dark purple spots, narrowly oblong-spathulate to lanceolate, sharp apically, long and narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a solitary to fasciculate, straight to slightly flexuous, terete, .24 to .48" [6 to 12 mm] long, shorter to slightly longer than the leaf, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with slightly membraneous, brown, somewhat dilated apically, obliquely truncate and acute apically, shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

Synonyms Anathallis imbricata (Barb.Rodr.) F.Barros & F.Pinheiro 2002; Lepanthes imbricata (Barb. Rodr.) Barb. Rodr. 1881; Specklinia imbricata (Barb.Rodr.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Gen. Spec. Orchid. 1: 15 Barb Rodr. 1877

Gen. Spec. Orchid. 2: 56 Barb Rodr. 1881 as Lepanthes imbricata;

Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:481 Martius, Cogniaux 1896

Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:tab 98 Martius, Cogniaux 1896drawing fide;

Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide;

Bradea 8: 329 F Barros 2002 as Anathallis imbricata;

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 imbricata;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX A Third Century of Stelis of Ecuador Systematics of Apoda-Prorepentia Luer 2007 as Anathallis imbricata