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

TYPE Drawing by Cogniaux in von Martius, Eichler, Urban 1896

Common Name The Tobacco Colored Pleurothallis

Flower Size

Found in Rio de Janiero state of Brazil in tall primary forests as a small sized, casespitose epiphyte with erect, short, robust, terete ramicauls carrying a single, apical, oblong-spathulate obtuse and minutely tridenticulate leaf that blooms in the fall on a solitary, on the bottom of the leaf, thin, twice as long as the leaf, successively single, few flowered inflorescence.

"Similar to P sarcopetala as both have fractilex inflorescence but P tabacina has tobacco brown flowers and a linear-subclavate, acutely triquetrous, arching ovary. Divergent lightly yellowish sepals, the dorsal slightly incurved to slightly concave. apically slightly reflexed to slightly convex, the laterals erect, slightly concave distinctly bilobed-connate apically. The petals are fleshy erect, somewhat incurved, trinerved, convex, somewhat oblique, slightly atttenuate below. The lip incurved basally, bowed above." Cogn 1893

Synonyms Effusiella tabacina (Barb.Rodr.) Campacci 2011 ; *Lepanthes tabacina Barb.Rodr. 1881; Pabstiella tabacina (Barb.Rodr.) Luer 2007; Specklinia tabacina (Barb.Rodr.) Luer 2004; Stelis tabacina (Barb.Rodr.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Gen. Spec. Orchid. 2: 47 Barb Rodr 1881 as Lepanthes tabacina

* Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:517 Cogniaux 1896;

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

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

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4:267 Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001 as Stelis tabacina;

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 2004as Specklinia tabacina;

Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXIX A Third Century of Stelis of Ecuador Systematics of Apoda-Prorepentia Luer 2007 as Pabstiella tabacina;

Colet. Orquídeas Brasil. 9: 339 Campacci 2011 as Effusiella tabacina;