Pleurothallis graveolens Pabst 1975 SUBGENUS Acuminatia SECTION Acuminatae Luer 1986

Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista

Plant and Flowers

Photo by Roberto Martins and His Flickr Orchid Photo Website


Drawing by Chiron & Bolsanello

Fragrance Full ShadeCoolSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Very Fragrant Pleurothallis

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in southern Bahia and Espirito Santo States of Brazil at elevations of 1000 to 1950 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing, caespitose to shortly repent epiphyte or rupicolous lithophyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, fleshy, elliptical, dark green to wine colored, abruptly narrowing below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, 1.2" [3 cm] long, 2 to 5 flowered inflorescence carrying very fragrant flowers

Synonyms Anathallis graveolens (Pabst) F.Barros 2006; Specklinia graveolens (Pabst) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Bradea 1: 488 Pabst 1975;

Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok;

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 graveolens;

Orquideas Da Chapada Diamantina Brito & Cribb 2005 photo good/drawing good; Bradea 11: 30 F Barros 2006 as Anathallis graveolens;

Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXIX A Third Century of Stelis of Ecuador Systematics of Apoda-Prorepentia Luer 2007as Anathallis graveolens;

Orchidees du Bresil As Orquideas da Serra do Castello Vol 2 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 as Anathallis graveolens drawing good