Pleurothallis podoglossa Hoehne 1938 SUBGENUS Effusae Luer 2000

Photo by © Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium


Drawing by © Helmut Seehawer


Common Name The Foot-Shaped Lip Pleurothallis

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in eastern and southeastern Brazil in primary cloud forests at elevations of 800 to 900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 3, close, trumpet-shaped, hairy recurved margined sheaths and carrying a thick, stiff, indistinctly conduplicate, dark to bluish green, occasionally finely purple spotted, attenuate below into the shortly pseudopetiolate base leaf that blooms in the later summer and earlier fall on an erect, 2.4 to 4" [6 to 10 cm] long, longer onews arched, successively to 3 open at a time, 10 to 15 flowered inflorescence

Said by Kew to be a synonym of P versicolor but I have left them separate for now.

Synonyms Pabstiella podoglossa (Hoehne) Luer 2007; Specklinia podoglossa (Hoehne) Luer 2004; Trichosalpinx podoglossa (Hoehne) Luer 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Arq. Bot. Estado São Paulo, n.s., f.m., 1(1): 12 Hoehne 1938

Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide;

Phytologia 54: 396 Luer 1983 as Trichosalpinx podoglossa;

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 podoglossa;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX A Third Century of Stelis of Ecuador Systematics of Apoda-Prorepentia Luer 2007 as Pabstiella podoglossa;

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