Pleurothallis armeniaca (Barb.Rodr.) Cogn. 1896 SUBGENUS Mirabilia Luer 1986

Side View of Flower

Plant and Flowers

Photos by S Manning and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Cogniaux

Deep shade

Common Name The Orange Pleurothallis [refers to the Flower Color]

Flower Size

Found in Rio de Janiero and Parana states of Brazil as a mini-miniature sized, ht growing, caespitose epiphyte with ascending ramicauls carrying a single, apical, erect, rigid, subplanate, , light green, very small, fleshy, ,tridentate apically, gradually narrowing below into the thin, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late fall on an erect to ascending, .4" [1 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Lepanthes armeniaca Barb.Rodr. 1881; Pabstiella armeniaca (Barb.Rodr.) L.Kollmann 2010; Specklinia armeniaca (Barb.Rodr.) F.Barros & V.T.Rodrigues 2009

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Gen. Spec. Orchid. 2: 58 Barb Rodr. 1881 as Lepanthes armeniaca;

* Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:470 Martius, Cogniaux 1893

Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:tab 97 Martius, Cogniaux 1893 drawing fide;

Bradea 14: 23 F Barros & V T Rodrigues 2009

Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok;

Candollea 65: 96 L Kollmann 2010 as Pabstiella armeniaca;