Pleurothallis miragliae Leite 1947 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Mentosae Luer 1986

Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista


Drawing by Helmut Seehawer

Part ShadeCoolSpring

Common Name Miraglia's Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Sao Paulo state of Brazil in primary cloud forests with high humidity, partial shade and elevations of 1000 to 1300 meters as a small sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls carrying a single apical, light to dark green, purple blotched, fleshy deeply keeled, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, 2.4" [6 cm] long, successively few, 9 to 15, alternate flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Pabstiella miragliae (Leite) Luer 2007; Specklinia miragliae (Leite) Luer 2004; Trichosalpinx miragliae (Leite) Toscano 1992

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Arq. Bot. Estado São Paulo, n.s., f.m., 2: 93 Leite 1947;

Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok;

Kew Bull. 47: 774 Toscano 1992 as Trichosalpinx miragliae;

Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994 lip drawing;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XV Luer 1997;

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 miragliae;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX A Third Century of Stelis of Ecuador Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2007 as Pabstiella miragliae;

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