Pleurothallis tigridens Loefgr. 1918 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842

Photo by Marcelo Rodrigues


Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Loefgren and The Plant Illustrations Website

Full shade Warm Summer

Common Name The Tiger-Toothed Pleurothallis [refers to the teeth like projections of the column wings]

Flower Size

Found in Rio de Janeiro state of Brazil in wet montane forests at elevations around 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing, caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect, ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 5, imbricating, orange-brown, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, flattish, elliptical, leathery, faintly conduplicate , narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, 4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm] long, successively single, 5 to 7 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Anathallis tigridens (Loefgr.) Luer & Toscano 2009; Panmorphia tigridens (Loefgr.) Luer 2006; Specklinia tigridens (Loefgr.) Luer 2004;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Arch. Jard. Bot. Rio de Janeiro 2: 56 Loefgren 1918;

Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Panmorphia tigridens;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Lepanthes of Jamaica Systematics of Stelis of Ecuador 4 Luer 2009 as Anathallis tigridens;

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

Orchidees du Bresil As Orquideas da Serra do Castello Vol 2 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 as Anathallis tigridens drawing fide;

Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Anathallis tigridens photo fide