Pleurothallis myrticola Barb.Rodr. 1877 SUBGEN Arthrosia Luer 1986

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Plant and Flowers

Photos by Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium


Drawing by Cogniaux


Drawing by Pabst

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Common Name or Meaning The Myrtle Living Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Minas Gerais state of Brazil as a mini-miniature sized, repent epiphyte with erect to ascending, pale green, slightly flexuous ramicauls carrying a single, apical, erect, rigid,flat to subflat, whitish greeen, narrowly elliptic, acute at both ends, sessile base elaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, slightly longer than the leaf, mostly simultaneously few flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Acianthera myrticola (Barb.Rodr.) F.Barros & L.R.S.Guim. 2010; Arthrosia myrticola (Barb.Rodr.) Luer 2006; Specklinia myrticola (Barb.Rodr.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Gen. Spec. Orchid. 1: 9 Barb Rodr. 1877

Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:430 Martius, Cogniaux 1893;

Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:tab86 Martius, Cogniaux 1893 drawing fide;

Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing not;

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 myrticola;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsidertaaion of Masdevallia Systemtics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Arthrosia myrticola;

Neodiversity 5: 29 F Barros & L R S Guim. 2010 as Acianthera myrticola;