Pleurothallis spannageliana Hoehne 1920 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Acuminatae Luer 1986

TYPE Drawing by Hoehne and The Herbario Virtual Austral Americano Website

Common Name Spannageli's Pleurothallis [Brazilian Monk and Orchid Enthusiast early 1900's]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Rio de Janiero state of Brazil as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing, densely caespitose epiphyte with terete, erect, ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 ampexicaul sheaths and carrying a single, apical erect, oblong-lanceolate, flat, obtusely apically minutely tricuspidate, attenuate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a densely fasciculate, shortly pedunculate, single flowered inflorescence

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Arch. Inst. Biol. Defesa Agric. 3: 297 Hoehne 1920;

Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing good;

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 spannageliana;

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 Specklnia spannageliana