Pleurothallis rubidantha [Chiron & Xim.Bols.] comb. novo. Pfahl 2013 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842

Plant and Flower

Photos by Chiron & Xim.Bols. and The Epidendra Website


Common Name The Red Flowered Pleurothallis

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Rio de Janiero State of Brazil at elevations around 200 to 600 meters as a creeping, mat forming, mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a very short, repent ramicaul enveloped by 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, prostrate, elliptical, rounded, somewhat notched, abruptly narrowing below into the shortly attenuate base leaf that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a spreading to horizontal, .6" [1.5 cm] long peduncle, sussessively single, few flowered inflorescence arising through a short spathe.

Synonyms Lankesteriana rubidantha (Chiron & Xim.Bols.) Karremans 2014; *Specklinia rubidantha Chiron & Xim.Bols. 2009

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Richardiana 9(3): 125. Chiron & Xim.Bols. Jul 2009 as Specklinia rubidantha drawing fide;

LANKESTERIANA 13(3): 319332 Kerremans 2014 as Lankesteriana rubidantha;

AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #5 2015 Lankestriana rubidantha;

Harvard Papers in Botany , Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 3968 2015, NEW SPECIES AND NOMENCLATURAL NOTES IN THEPLEUROTHALLIDINAE (ORCHIDACEAE) FROM BRAZIL Luer & Toscano 2015 as synonym of P imberbis