Pleurothallis curti-bradei Pabst 1956 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Mentosae Luer 1986

Photo by Roberto Martins and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website


Drawing by Pabst

Full ShadeCoolLATERSpring

Common Name The Curt & Brade Pleurothallis [Co-Discoverers of species 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in Sao Paulo state of Brazil in primary forests on mossy tree trunks in shade and moderate humidity and good air circulation at elevations of 900 to 1600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 basal sheaths and carrying a single, apical, fleshy, oval, pointed, dark green, unkeeled leaf that blooms in the later spring on a hair-like, .8" [2 cm] long, 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Pabstiella curti-bradei (Pabst) Luer 2007; Pleurothallis microcharis Schltr. ex Hoehne 1936; Specklinia curti-bradei (Pabst) Luer 2004; Trichosalpinx curti-bradei (Pabst) Luer 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Bol. Mus. Nac. Rio de Janeiro 12(2): 22 Schlechter ex Hoehne 1936 as P microcharis nom. illeg.

* Arch. Jard. Bot. Rio de Janeiro 14: 10 Pabst 1956;

Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing hmm;

Phytologia 54: 395 Luer 1983 as Trichosalpinx curt-bradei;

Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994 lip drawing;

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 curti-bradei;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX A Third Century of Stelis of Ecuador Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2007 as Pabstiella curtii-bradei;

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