Pleurothallis colorata Pabst 1956 SUBGENUS Effusae Luer 2000

Photos by Rafael Bortoloti and his San Rafael Orquidario Website

Plant and inflorescence


Flower Closeup - Side View Photos by Jay Pfahl

Drawing Drawing by Helmut Seehawer


Common Name The Colored Pleurothallis

Flower Size 1/8" [.4 cm]

Found in the Alto do Serra Do Moji, Dos Cruzes, Sao Paulo, Parana' and Rio de Janiero States of Brazil on trunks of small mossy trees at elevations around 100 to 1600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramcauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, elliptic, acute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf where it blooms at any time of the year in situ on a thin, .4" [1 cm] long, to 12 flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul.

Synonyms Pabstiella colorata (Pabst) F.Barros & C.F.Hall 2012; Specklinia colorata (Pabst) F.Barros & V.T.Rodrigues 2009

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Arch. Jard. Bot. Rio de Janeiro 14: 8 Pabst 1956;

Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok;

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

Bradea 14: 24 F Barros & V T Rodrigues 2009;

Harv. Pap. Bot. 16(2): 382. Luer & Toscano 2011 as Pabstiella colorata