Pleurothallis cordilabia Pabst 1972 SUBGENUS Effusae Luer 2000

Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista photo by Maria Rita Cabral and Orchidstudium


Drawing by GFJ Pabst


Drawing by Helmut Seehawer

Common Name The Heart Shaped Lip Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Espirito Santo state of Brazil in humid cloud forests at elevations around 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, light green, narrowly lanceolate, conduplicate, attenuate below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a arising through a spathe 1.2" [3 cm] long, successively single to 5 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Pabstiella cordilabia (Pabst) Luer 2007; Specklinia cordilabia (Pabst) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Bradea 1: 267 Pabst 1972;

Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing hmm;

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 cordilabia;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX A Century of Stelis of Ecuador Systematics of Apoda-Prorepentia Luer 2007 as Pabstiella cordilabia;

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