Pleurothallis filiformis Cogn. 1896 SUBGENUS Effusae Luer 2000

Drawing by Cogniaux

Common Name The Thread-Shaped Pleurothallis

Flower Size

Found in Rio de Janiero state of Brazil in forests and on palms as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with erect, slightly flexuous, terete ramicauls carrying an erect, flat, distinct median vein, ovate, obtuse, abruptly narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, to suberect, somewhat arcuate, filiform, 1" [2.5 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Lepanthes viridula Barb.Rodr. 1881; Pabstiella filiformis (Cogn.) Luer 2007; Pabstiella viridula (Barb.Rodr.) Luer & Toscano 2011; Specklinia filiformis (Cogn.) Luer 2004; Stelis graciliscapa Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2002; Stelis viridula (Barb.Rodr.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Gen. Spec. Orchid. 2: 51 Barb Rodr. 1881 as Lepanthes viridula;

* Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:453 Martius, Cogniaux 1896

Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:tab 94 Martius, Cogniaux 1896 drawing fide;

Orchidaceae I Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing hmm;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Systematics of Jostia, Andinia, Barbosella, Barbrodia & Pleurothallis subgen Antilla, Effusia and Restrepioidia Luer 2000;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4:267 Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001 as Stelis viridula nom illegal;

Lindleyana 17 2:99 Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2002 as Stelis graciliscapa;

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 filiformis;

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

Harv. Pap. Bot. 16(2): 374. Luer & Toscano 2011 as Pabstiella viridula