Pleurothallis attenuata Rolfe 1909 SUBGENUS Acuminatia SECTION Acuminatae Luer 1986

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Kew Specimen Sheet

Kew Specimen Sheet

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Common Name The Pointed Pleurothallis

Flower Size

Found in Brazil with an erect ramicaul carrying an elliptic minutely tridenticulate apically, subattenuate below, fleshy leaf that blooms in the later winter on a thin, 2.4 to 3.2" [6 to 8 cm] long, 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence with tubular-spathulate, apiculate shorter than the pedicel floral bract.

"The sepals and petals are light green with a broad dull purple band at the base and a little purple marbling above and the lip greenish white. A shallow kel on the fron t of the lip is furnished with about 10 erect papillae a character not previously noticed in the group." Rolfe 1909

Synonyms Anathallis attenuata (Rolfe) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Specklinia attenuata (Rolfe) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1909: 364 Rolfe 1909;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Systematics of Pleurothallis subsection Antenniferae, Longiracemosae, Macrophyllae-Racemosae and Subgenera Pseudsostelis and Acuminata Luer 1999;

Lindleyana 16/4:247 Pridgeon & Chase 2001 as Anathalis attenuata;

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 attenuata;