Pleurothallis microphyta (Barb.Rodr.) Cogn. 1896 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842

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Drawing by © Helena Ignowski and Rodriguésia 70: e02722017 Anathallis (Orchidaceae: Pleurothallidinae) no estado do Paraná, Brasil Santos, Tiscano and Smidt 2019

Deep shade WarmSpringFall

Common Name The Dwarf Pleurothallis

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Rio de Janiero and Rio Grande do Sul states of Brazil as well as Argentina at elevations of 800 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing, shortly repent epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 3 light green to brown, membraneous, short lived sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, fleshy, ellitpical, dark olive green leaves that blooms in the spring through fall on ascending, arising through a spathe, 1 to 2, .16 to .24" [4 to 6 mm] long, successively single to 2 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Anathallis microphyta (Barb.Rodr.) C.O.Azevedo & Van den Berg 2005; *Lepanthes microphyta Barb.Rodr. 1881; Panmorphia microphyta (Barb.Rodr.) Luer 2006; Pleurothallis microphyta var. missionum Hauman 1920; Specklinia microphyta (Barb.Rodr.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Gen. Spec. Orchid. 2: 67 Barb Rodr. 1881 as Lepanthes microphyta;

* Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:484 Martius, Cogniaux 1896;

Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:tab 98 Martius, Cogniaux 1896 drawing fide;

Anales Soc. Ci. Argent. 90: 145 Hauman 1920 as P microphyta var misionum;

Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Pleurothallis Subgenus Acianthera, A Second Century of Stelis of Ecuador, Epibator, Ophidion and Zootrophion Luer 2004 as Specklinia microphyta;

Kew Bull. 60: 137 C.O.Azevedo & Van den Berg 2005 as Anathallis microphyta;

Orquideas Da Chapada Diamantina Brito & Cribb 2005 drawing not column definitely wrong!;

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

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX A Third Century of Stelis of Ecuador, Systematics of Apode-prorepentia Luer 2007 as Anathallis microphyta;

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

Orchidees du Bresil As Orquideas da Serra do Castello Vol 2 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 as Anathallis microphyta drawing/photo fide;

Rodriguésia 70: e02722017 Anathallis (Orchidaceae: Pleurothallidinae) no estado do Paraná, Brasil Santos, Toscano and Smidt 2019 as Anathallis microphyta;

Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Anathallis microphyta photo fide