Pleurothallis depauperata Cogn. 1896 SUBGENUS Acuminatia SECTION Acuminatae Luer 1986

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Common Name The Poor Pleurothallis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Brazil at elevations of 950 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, warm growing, caespitose epiphyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise to erect ramicauls enveloped by a single, orange brown sheath and carrying a single, apical, erect, yellow green, narrowly obovate, almost linear, faintly conduplicate, narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the spring through fall on 1 to 2, longer than the leaf, 4 to 8" [10 to 12 cm] long, apical, racemose, mostly simultaneously, 2 to 7 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Said to be a synonym of Pleurothallis linearifolia and has many similarities to , but at this time I will leave them separate.

Synonyms Specklinia depauperata (Cogn.) F. Barros 1984

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:574 Martius, Cogniaux 1896;

Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:tab 120 Martius, Cogniaux 1896 drawing fide;

Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Systematics of Pleurothallis subsection Antenniferae, Longiracemosae, Macrophyllae-racemosae and Subgenera Pseudsostelis and Acuminata Luer 1999 as Syn of P linearifolia;

Hoehnea 10: 109 F Barros 1983 publ. 1984 as Specklinia depauperata;

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 depauperata;

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

Rodriguésia 70: e02722017 Anathallis (Orchidaceae: Pleurothallidinae) no estado do Paraná, Brasil Santos, Toscano and Smidt 2019 as a synonym of Anathallis linearifolia drawing/photo fide