Pleurothallis purpureoviolacea Cogn. 1896 SUBGENUS Arthrosia Luer 1986

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Common Name or Meaning The Purple Violet Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Minas Gerias and Sao Paulo states of Brazil as a mini-miniature to just small sized, caepitose epiphyte with erect to ascending, straight to slightly flexuous, ash brown ramicauls carrying a single, apical, erect, small, fleshy, linear-lanceolate, acute to minutely tridenticulate, narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the fall on 1 to 2, arisisng through a whitish-brown spathe, erect to ascending, short, filiform, terete, brown to purplish, subdistichous, single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Acianthera purpureoviolacea (Cogn.) F.Barros 2002; Arthrosia purpureoviolacea (Cogn.) Luer 2006; Pleurothallis piresiana Hoehne 1952; Specklinia purpureoviolacea (Cogn.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:405 Martius 1896

Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:Tab 115 Martius 1896 drawing fide;

Arq. Bot. Estado São Paulo, n.s., f.m., 2: 124 Hoehne 1952 as P piresiana

Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok;

Bradea 8: 295 F Barros 2002 as Acianthera purpureoviolacea;

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 purpueoviolacea;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Arthrosia purpureo-violacea;

AOS Bulletin Vol 89 #1 2020 as Acianthera purpureoviolacea photo fide; ;

Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Acianthera purpureoviolacea photo fide