Pleurothallis malmeana Dutra ex Pabst 1959 SUBGENUS Acuminatia SECTION Acuminatae Luer 1986

Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium


Drawing by Helmut Seehauer


Common Name or Meaning Dr Malme's Pleurothallis [Swedish Botanist in Brazil 1800's]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Rio Grande Do Sul state of Brazil in montane primary forests at elevations of 600 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, warm growing, caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect, ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 5 brown tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, flat, lanceolate, conduplicate, leathery to stiff leaf that blooms in the spring through earlier summer on a 2.8 to 4.8" [7 to 2 cm] long, mostly simultaneous, 5 to 11 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Anathallis malmeana (Dutra ex Pabst) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Specklinia malmeana (Dutra ex Pabst) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Sellowia 10: 130 Dutra ex Pabst 1959;

Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Systematics of Pleurothallis subsection Antenniferae, Longiracemosae, Macrophyllae-Racemosae and Subgenera Pseudsostelis and Acuminata Luer 1999;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4:249 Pridgeon & M.W.Chase2001 as Anathallis malmeana;

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 malmeana;

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