Pleurothallis viridiflora Seehawer 1999

Plant and flowers

Photos by Luiz Filipe Varella and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website


Photos by Helmut Seehawer

Full shade Warm LATEsummer THROUGH MIDFall

Common Name The Green Flowered Pleurothallis

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Rio de Janiero state of Brazil in cloud forests at elevations of 900 to 1000 meters as a mini-miiniature sized, warm growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2, membraneous, short-lived, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, obovate, faintly conduplicate leaf that blooms in the summer through mid fall on a 1 to 1.4" [2.5 to 3.5 cm] long, 2 to 5 flowered inflorescence arisng through a spathe at the base of the leaf.

Synonyms *Specklinia viridiflora (Seehawer) Jesus, M.R.Miranda & Chiron 2014

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Orchidee (Hamburg) 50: 637 Seehawer 1999;

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

Richardiana 14: 284 F J de Jesus, M R Miranda & Guy Chiron 2014 as Specklinia viridiflora;