Pleurothallis petropolitana Hoehne 1930 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Roberto Martins and his Micro Orquideas Website


Drawing by Pabst

Common Name The Petropolis Pleurothallis [A city to the north of Rio]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Rio de Janiero state of Brazil as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with fragile, cylindrical ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, fleshy, obovate-oblong, attenuate below into the base leaf that blooms in the spring on a fascile of very short, single flowered inflorescence

CAUTION I have no way of personally verifying this determination so please use with caution!!! The references available to me are nonconclusive, I need Hoehne's original drawing!

Synonyms Anathallis petropolitana (Hoehne) Luer & Toscano 2009; Panmorphia petropolitana (Hoehne) Luer 2006; Specklinia petropolitana (Hoehne) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Arch. Inst. Biol. Defesa Agric. 3: 296 Hoehne 1930;

Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing hmm;

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

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 petropolitana;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII A Reconsideration of Masdevalllia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Panmorphia petropolitana;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Lepanthes of Jamaica Systematics of Stelis of Ecuador 4 Luer 2009 as Anathallis petropolitana;

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