Pleurothallis pubipetala Hoehne 1930 SUBGENUS Acuminatia SECTION Acuminatae Luer 1986

Plant and Flowers

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Another Flower

Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista


Drawing by Chiron & Bolsanello

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Common Name The Pubescent Petaled Pleurothallis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Rio de Janiero state of Brazil as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, caespitose epiphyte with cylindric ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 4 soon evanescent sheaths and carrying a single, elliptic-oblong, subacute to obtuse, minutely tridentate apically, attenuate below into the base leaf that blooms on 1 to 2, erect, longer than the leaf, arising through a short spathe, peduncle filiform, 2 to 3.2" [5 to 8 cm] long, adorned with 3 to 4 bracts, rachis secund, distantly 5 to 6 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Anathallis pubipetala (Hoehne) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Specklinia pubipetala (Hoehne) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;


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

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

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4:250 Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001 as Anathallis pubipetala;

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 pubipetala;

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