Pleurothallis laciniata Barb.Rodr.1877 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842

Side View of Flower

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Drawing by Cogniaux


Common Name The Small Tips Pleurothallis [refers to the the erose petals]

Flower Size

Found in Minas Gerias state of southeastern Brazil at elevations around 800 to 900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing, caespitose epiphyte with short ramicauls enveloped by 2 light green to brown, membraneous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thick, obovate, obtuse, shiny to dark olive green, sometimes purple flecked, faintly conduplicate, attenuate below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer through early fall on a .2 to .4" [.5 to 1 cm] long, successively to 3 flowered inflorescence with triangular, shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

Synonyms Anathallis laciniata (Barb.Rodr.) Luer & Toscano 2009; Lepanthes laciniata (Barb.Rodr.) Barb.Rodr. 1881; Panmorphia laciniata (Barb.Rodr.) Luer 2006; Specklinia laciniata (Barb.Rodr.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Gen. Spec. Orchid. 2: 68 BArb Rodr 1881 as Lepanthes lacinata;

Gen. Spec. Orchid. 1: 14 Barb Rodr 1877

Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:483 Martius, Cogniaux 1896

Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:tab98 Martius, Cogniaux 1896 drawing fide;

Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing hmm;

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 lacinata;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Panmorphia lacinata;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Lepanthes of Jamaica Systematics of Stelis of Ecuador 4 Luer 2009 as Anathallis lacinata;

The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 as P aff lacinata drawing good