Pleurothallis alborosea (Kraenzl.) Porto & Brade 1935 SUBGENUS Acianthera [Scheidw.] Luer 1986

Photo by Roberto Martins


Drawing by Helmut Seehawer


Common Name The White and Rose Colored Pleurothallis]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Parana state of Brazil at elevations of 1200 to 1500 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing creeping, branching, pendent epiphyte with pendent ramicauls enveloped half of their length by 3, tubular, evanescent sheaths and carrying a single, apical, pendent, fleshy, narrowly lanceolate, almost linear, conduplicaet, dark olive-green turning purple in high light leaves that blooms in the summer and earlier fall on 1 to 2, arising from the apex of new and old ramicauls, 2 to 3" [5 to 7.5 cm] long, quickly successively, 8 to 18 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Acianthera alborosea (Kraenzl.) Luer 2004; *Octomeria alborosea Kraenzl. 1921

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Ark. Bot. 16(8): 16 Kraenzl 1921 as Octomeria alborosea;

*Rodriguésia 1(2): 47 Porto & Brade 1935;

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 Acianthera alborosea;

The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing fide;

Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Acianthera alborosea photo fide