Pleurothallis pantherina Seehawer 1998

Drawing by Helmut Seehawer

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Common Name or Meaning The Panther-Like Spotted Pleurothallis

Flower Size

Found in Rio de Janiero state of Brazil in secondary forests at elevations around 1050 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect ramicauls provided with 2, tight, rugose, brown sheaths and carrying a single, apical, flat, narrowly lanceolate, curved, acute leaf that blooms in the spring, summer and fall on 2, simultaneous, erect, curving or not, slightly fractiflex, 2" [5 cm] long, successively single, 3 to 5 flowered inflorescencce.

Synonyms Pabstiella pantherina (Seehawer) Luer & Toscano 2011; Specklinia pantherina (Seehawer) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Orchidee (Hamburg) 49: 130 Seehawer 1998;

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 pantherina;

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

Harvard Pap. Bot. 16: 381 Toscano 2011 as Pabstiella pantherina