Pleurothallis articulata Lindl. 1842 SUBGENUS Madisonia

Side View of Flower


Photos by A. V. Popovkin, Bahia, Brazil. and His 'Orchids of the Restinga area of Bahia, Brazil', Website

Part shade Hot

Common Name The Articulated Pleurothallis

Flower Size

Found in Bahia state of Brazil in the Atlantic Rainforest at low elevations as a miniature sized, hot growing long-repent epiphyte with an ascending, terete, elongate rhizome rhizome giving rise to slightly arcuate, pale green ramicauls carryying a single, apical, erect to erect-patent, rigid, basally conduplicate to subplanate, intense green, oblong, profoundly canaliculate, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, arising through a minute spathe, capillary, much longer than the leaf, 2.88 to 3.2" [7 to 8 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Anathallis articulata (Lindl.) Luer & Toscano 2009; Humboldtia articulata (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Madisonia articulata (Lindl.) Toscano & E.C.Smidt 2021

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Edwards's Bot. Reg. 28(Misc.): 83 Lindley 1842;

Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 667 Kuntze 1891 as Humboltia articulata;

Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:501 Martius, Cogniaux 1893;

Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Lepanthes of Jamaica Systematics of Stelis of Ecuador 4 Luer 2009 as Anathallis articulata;

Phytotaxa 505: 81 Toscano & E C Schmidt 2021 as Madisonia articulata;