Pleurothallis leptotifolia Barb. Rodr. 1877 SUBGENUS Acianthera [Scheidw.] Luer 1986


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Another Flower

Photo courtesy of Dale and Deni Borders.


Drawing by Cogniaux


Common Name The Leptotes Leaf-Like Pleurothallis

Flower Size .24" [.6 cm]

Found in Brazil at elevations around 900 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to warm growing, repent epiphyte with terete, erect, slightly recurved, indistinctly conduplicate, narrowly terete, succulent, linear, olive green, obtuse, apiculate leaves that blooms in the late fall and winter on an erect to descending, 1.2 to 1.4" [3 to 3.5 cm] long, 1 to 3, simultaneously flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Acianthera leptotifolia (Barb. Rodr.) Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001; Pabstiella leptotifolia (Barb.Rodr.) Luer 2007; Specklinia leptotifolia (Barb.Rodr.) F.Barros 1984; Specklinia leptotifolia (Barb.Rodr.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Gen. Spec. Orchid. 1: 15 Barb Rodr. 1877

Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:502 Martius, Cogniaux 1896

Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:tab 118 Martius, Cogniaux 1896 drawing fide;

Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1894 drawing;

Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing hmm;

Hoehnea 10: 110 F Barros 1983 publ. 1984 as Specklinia leptofolia;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4:244 Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001 as Acianthera leptotifolia;

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 leptotifolia;

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

The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing fide;

Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 as Acianthera leptotifolia photo fide;

A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Parsons & Gerritsen 2013 as Acianthera leptotifolia photos fide;

Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as as Acianthera leptotifolia photo fide