Pleurothallis eugenii Pabst 1956 SUBGENUS Acuminatia SECTION Acuminatae Luer 1986

Photo by © Dalton Holland Baptista


Drawing by Helmut Seehauer

Common Name Eugene's Pleurothallis [Eugene Warming Danish Botanist 1900's]

Flower Size .4" long [1 cm] long

Found in Sao Paulo state of Brazil in humid primary forests at elevations of 1100 to 1400 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with ercect ramicauls enveloped by 3 loose, brown to cinnamon colored sheaths and carrying a single, apical, lanceolate, erect, faintly conduplicate, slightly infolded and twisted at the base leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on an erect, peduncle to 4" [10 cm] long, 6 to 8" [15 to 20 cm] long overall, simultaneously 9 to 12 flowered inflorescence.

Often stated to be a synonym of P linearifolia and may well be, I have left it separate because the Brazilians feel it is different.

Synonyms Anathallis eugenii (Pabst) Baumbach & Rysy 2013; Specklinia eugenii (Pabst) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Rodriguésia 18-19: 29 Pabst 1956;

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

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 eugenei;

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

Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Anathallis eugenei photo fide