Pleurothallis matinhensis Hoehne 1938 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Longicaulae [Barb. Rodr.] Luer 1986

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Part Shade Warm Cool Spring

Common Name The Mantinha Pleurothallis [a city in Pernambuco State Brazil]

Flower Size 1/8" [.4 cm]

Found in southern Brazil on old trees mid way to high on trunk at elevations of 700 to 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with an erect ramicaul enveloped basally by 2 to 3 trumpet shaped sheaths and carrying a single apical, erect, coriaceous, round to ovate, fleshy keeled leaf that blooms in the spring on a 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, successively 3, 5 to 7 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Pabstiella matinhensis (Hoehne) Luer 2007; Specklinia matinhensis (Hoehne) Luer 2004; Trichosalpinx matinhensis (Hoehne) Luer 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Arq. Bot. Estado São Paulo, n.s., f.m., 1(1): 13 Hoehne 1938

Iconographia de Orchidaeceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing fide to the first photo;

Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide to the first photo;

Phytologia 54: 396 Luer 1983 as Trichosalpinx marinhensis;

Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rain Forest in SE Brazil Miller & Warren 1994 as P mattinhensis;

100 Orquideas Argentinas Freuler 2005 photo 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 matinhensis;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX A Third Century of Stelis of Ecuador SYstematics of Apoda-Proreepntia Luer 2007 as Pabstiella matininhensis;

The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 fide to the first photo