Pleurothallis piratiningana Hoehne 1937 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Apodae-Caespitosae [Lindl.]Luer 1986

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Inflorescence and Plant

Drawing by Helena Ignowski/Photo By © Eric Scmidt and Rodriguésia 70: e02722017 Anathallis (Orchidaceae: Pleurothallidinae) no estado do Paraná, Brasil Santos, Tiscano and Smidt 2019

Common Name The Piratininga Pleurothallis [a town in Brazil]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Minas Gerais, Epiritu Santo, Sao Paulo and Parana states of Brazil as a mini-miniature sized, repent epiphyte with erect, cylindric ramicauls enveloped by a single tubular sheath and carrying a single, apical, erect, thick, fleshy, lanceolate, acute, longly attenuate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on an arching, arising through a basal spathe, much longer than the leaf, peduncle .8 to 1.6" [2 to 4 cm] long, rachis to .4 to 2" [1 to 5 cm] long, simultaneously 2 to 6 flowered inflorescence with just shorter than to just longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying nodding flowers.

Similar to P linearifola in regards tothe floral morphology, especially the series of calluses in the shape of a strand of pearls, which extend like a median band and longitudiannly from the base to the apex of the lip. However P piratiningana differs in the creeping habit while P linearifolia is a caespitose species." Santos, Toscano and Smidt 2019

Synonyms Anathallis piratiningana (Hoehne) F.Barros 2003; Pleurothallis barboselloides Hoehne 1933; Pleurothallis handroi Pabst 1956; Specklinia piratiningana (Hoehne) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Bol. Agric. (São Paulo) 34: 611 Hoehne 1933 publ. 1934 P barboselloides nom. illeg.;

*Res. Hist. Secc. Bot. Agron. Inst. Biol. São Paulo 1937: 108 Hoehne 1937;

Arch. Jard. Bot. Rio de Janeiro 14: 12 Pabst 1956 as P handroi nom. illeg.;

Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing hmm;

Hoehnea 10: 110 F Barros 1983 publ. 1984 as Specklinia piratiningana;

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

Hoehnea 30: 190 F Barros 2003 as Anathallis piratininanga;

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 piratiningana;

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

Rodriguésia 70: e02722017 Anathallis (Orchidaceae: Pleurothallidinae) no estado do Paraná, Brasil Santos, Toscano and Smidt 2019 as Anathallis piratiningana drawing/photo fide