Pleurothallis tenera (Barb.Rodr.) Cogn. 1896 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Longicaulae [Barb. Rodr.] Luer 1986

Drawing by Cogniaux and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Delicate Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Rio de Janiero state of Brazil in lower hills at elevations below 400 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with short, erect to suberect ramicauls carrying a single, apical, ovate, tridenticulate, abruptly narrowing below inot the base leaf that blooms on 1 to 2, erect, peduncle .6" [1.5 cm] long, .92" [2.4 cm] long overall, successively single, 4 flowered raceme.

Part of the The P grobyi/P picta Alliance

Synonyms *Lepanthes tenera Barb.Rodr. 1881; Pabstiella tenera (Barb.Rodr.) Luer 2007; Specklinia tenera (Barb.Rodr.) Luer 2004; Trichosalpinx tenera (Barb.Rodr.) Luer 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Gen. Spec. Orchid. 2: 51 Barb Rodr. 1881 as Lepanthes tenera

* Flora Brasilense Orchidaceae 3(4): 407 C.F.P.von Martius & auct. suc. (eds.) Cogniaux 1896

Flora Brasilense Orchidaceae 3(4): TAB86 C.F.P.von Martius & auct. suc. (eds.) Cogniaux 1896 Drawing fide;

Phytologia 54: 397 Luer 1983 as Trichosalpinx tenera;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XV Luer 1997 as Trichosalpinx tenera;

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 tenera;

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