Pleurothallis hastulata Rchb.f. & Warm. 1881 SUBGENUS Acianthera [Scheidw.] Luer 1986

Drawing by Pabst

Full shade Warm Fall

Common Name The Small Lance Head Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Minas Gerais state of Brazil at elevations above 500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing, caespitose epiphyte with short, ascending ramicauls carrying a single, apical, small, fleshy, ovate-elliptic, obtuse apically attenuate below into the base leaf that blooms in the fall on an ascending, terete, arcuate, glabrous, 1.6" [4 cm] long, longer than the leaf, few flowered inflorescencce carrying purplish flowers.

Synonyms Acianthera hastulata (Rchb.f. & Warm.) Karremans 2019; Humboltia hastulata (Rchb.f. & Warm.) Kuntze 1891; Specklinia hastulata (Rchb.f. & Warm.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Otia Bot. Hamburg.: 92 Rchb.f. & Warm 1881;

Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 667 Kuntze 1891 as Humboltia hastulata;

Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:409 Martius, Cogniaux 1896;

Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide;

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 hastulata; Phytotaxa 406: 260 Karremans 2019 as Acianthera hastulata;