Pleurothallis variegata Barb.Rodr. 1877 SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Brachystachyae Lindley 1859

Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista


Drawing by Cogniaux

Full shade Hot Warm

Common Name The Varigated Pleurothallis

Flower Size

Found in Minas Gerais state of Brazil at elevations of 900 to 1100 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing, repent epiphyte with a terete, repent rhizome with .4" [1 cm] between each erect to ascending, somewhat flexuous, pale green ramicauls carrying a single, apical, erect-patent, rigid, somewhat recurved above, somewhat concave to convex beneath, intense green, purple spotted above, many nerved, elliptical, canaliculate below into the base leaf that blooms an erect to arching, terete, filiform, short, .28 to .44" [7 to 11 mm] long, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Acianthera variegata (Barb.Rodr.) Campacci 2008; Lepanthes variegata (Barb.Rodr.) Barb.Rodr. 1881; Pabstiella variegata (Barb.Rodr.) Luer 2007; Specklinia variegata (Barb.Rodr.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Gen Sp Orchid Novo Barb Rodr. 1877 ;

Gen Sp Orchid Novo Barb Rodr. 1881 as Lepanthes variegata;

Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:437 Martius, Cogniaux 1896

Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:tab 92 Martius, Cogniaux 1896 drawing fide;

Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok;

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 variagata;

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

Bol. CAOB 69-70: 25 Campacci 2008 as Acianthera variegata

Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Acianthera variegata photo fide