Pleurothallis truncicola Rchb.f. 1866 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Longicaulae [Barb. Rodr.] Luer 1986

TYPE Drawing by Rchb.f and The Plant Illustrations Webpage

Drawing Drawing by Pabst

Common Name The Trunk Loving Pleurothallis

Flower Size

Found in Bahia state of Brazil as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with er\ect to scending, somewhat arcuate ramicauls carrying a single, apical, erect to somewhat patent, thick, rigid, subplanate to slightly concave, oblong-spathulate, submarginate, intense green, apically subrotund to minutely tridenticulate, median nerve profundly canaliculate, prominenet beneath, deeply canaliculate below into the thin Petiolate base leaf that blooms on often single, erect, quite arcuate, slightly fractiflex above, terete, stramineus, 2.4 to 3.2" 6 to 8 cm] long, much longer than the leaf, subdistichous, laxly several flowered inflorescence with a pale, somewhat membraneous, much shorter than the pedicel floral bract.

Synonyms Pabstiella truncicola (Rchb.f.) Luer 2007; Specklinia truncicola (Rchb.f.) F.Barros & L.R.S.Guim. 2010

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* H.R.von Fernsee Wawra, Bot. Ergebn.: 149 Rchb.f 1866;

Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:499 Cogniaux 1896;

Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide;

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

Neodiversity 5: 32 F Barros & L R S Guim. 2010 as Specklinia truncicola