Pleurothallis trifida Lindl. 1842 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Longicaulae [Barb. Rodr.] Luer 1986

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Common Name The Three Pointed Pleurothallis [refers to the lip]

Flower Size

Found in eastern and southern Brazil in primary forests on mossy trees at elevations of 1000 to 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing. caespitose epiphyte with an erect ramicaul carrying a single, stiff, light green, keeled, linear-lanceolate, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a slender, racemose, few flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Humboldtia trifida (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Lepanthes bicarinata Barb.Rodr. 1881; Pabstiella trifida (Lindl.) Luer 2007; Pleurothallis bicristata Cogn. 1896; Pleurothallis curtii Schltr. 1922; Specklinia trifida (Lindl.) F.Barros 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Edwards's Bot. Reg. 28(Misc.): 82 Lindl. 1842;

Gen. Spec. Orchid. 2: 54 Barb Rodr. 1881 as Lepanthes bicarinata;

Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 668 Kuntze 1891 as Humboltia trifida;

Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:459 Martius, Cogniaux 1896 as P bicristata;

Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:tab95 Martius, Cogniaux 1896 as P bicristata drawing fide

Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:477 Martius, Cogniaux 1896;

Anexos Mem. Inst. Butantan, Secē. Bot. 1(4): 43 Schlechter 1922 as P curtii;

Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok;

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

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 trifida;

Orchid Memories: 19 F Barros 2004 as Specklinia rifida;

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

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