Pleurothallis petersiana Schltr. 1918 SUBGENUS Acuminatia SECTION Acuminatae Luer 1986

Drawing by Pabst

Common Name Peters' Pleurothallis

Flower Size .48" [1.2 cm]

Found in Parana state of Brazil as a mini-miniature sized, shortly repent epiphyte with short, erect ramicauls carrying a single, apical, suberect, fleshy, glabrous, linear to oblanceolate-linear, subacute, attenuate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, pedunculate, to 2" [5 cm] long, sublax, subsecund, 3 to 6 flowered inflorecence

Schlechter compares this species to P linearifolia but

Synonyms Anathallis petersiana (Schltr.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Specklinia petersiana (Schltr.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 7: 275 Schlechter 1918;

Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Systematics of Pleurothallis subsection Antenniferae, Longiracemosae, Macrophyllae-Racemosae and Subgenera Pseudsostelis and Acuminata Luer 1999;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4:249 Pridgeon and Chase 2001 as Anathallis petersiana;

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 2004as Specklinia petersiana