Pleurothallis subpicta Schltr. 1922 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Longicaulae [Barb. Rodr.] Luer 1986

Photo by © Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium


Drawing by © Helmut Seehawer

Full shadeWarm CoolSummer AND AGAINWinter

Common Name The Almost Picta-Like Pleurothallis [refers to it's similarity to Pleurothallis picta]

Flower Size

Found in southeastern Brazil in swampy forests on twigs or cloud forests on moss covered branches at elvations of 900 to 1600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with a slender, erect ramicaul carrying a single, apical, erect, somewhat coriaceous, ovate, acute, dark green leaf that blooms in the summer and again in the winter on a very thin, 1.6" [4 cm] long, successively to 7 flowered, racemose inflorescence arising from the apex of the ramicaul.

Part of the Pleurothallis grobyi-picta alliance.

Synonyms Specklinia subpicta (Schltr.) F.Barros 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Anexos Mem. Inst. Butantan, Secē. Bot. 1(4): 42 Schlechter 1922;

Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing good;

Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994 drawing hmm/photo hmm;

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 subpicta;

Orchid Memories: 19 F Barros 2004 as Specklinia subpicta;

The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing hmm