Pleurothallis sarcopetala (Barb.Rodr.) Cogn. 1896 SUBGENUS Effusae Luer 2000

Drawing by von Martius, Eichler, Urban


Drawing by © Pabst

Common Name The Flesh Colored Petal Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Rio de Janiero State of Brazil in primary forests as a small sized, casespitose epiphyte with short, robust, terete ramicauls carrying a single, apical, erect, fleshy, oblong-spathulate, obtuse to subrounded, minutely tridenticulate, long attenuate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, thin, much longer than the leaf, rachis fractiflex, successively few to several flowered inflorescence with upward arching pedicels.

Synonyms Lepanthes sarcopetala Barb.Rodr. 1881; Pabstiella sarcopetala (Barb.Rodr.) Luer 2007; Specklinia sarcopetala (Barb.Rodr.) Luer 2004; Stelis sarcopetala (Barb.Rodr.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Fol. Orchid. 9: 30 Lindley 1859

Gen. Spec. Orchid. 2: 46 Barb Rodr. 1881 as Lepanthes sarcopetala;

Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 668 Kuntze 1891 as Humboltia sarcopetala;

* Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:516 Cogniaux 1896;

Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:Tab 102 Cogniaux 1896 drawing fide;

Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing good;

Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986;

Lindleyana 16: 266 Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001 as Stelis sarcopetala;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Systematics of Jostia, Andinia, Barbosella, Barbrodia & Pleurothallis subgen Antilla, Effusia and Restrepioidia Luer 2000;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4:266 Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001 as Stelis sarcopetala;

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 sarcopetala;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX A Third Century of Stelis of Ecuador Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2007 as Pabstiella sarcopetala;

Colet. Orquídeas Brasil. 9: 339 Baptista 2011 as Effusiella sarcopetal;