Pleurothallis vitorinoi Luer & Toscano 2002 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842

Photo Eric Scmidt and Rodriguésia 70: e02722017 Anathallis (Orchidaceae: Pleurothallidinae) no estado do Paraná, Brasil Santos, Toscano and Smidt 2019

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer & Toscano and Selbyana 23[2] Toscano & Luer 2002

Full shade Warm EARLYSummer

Common Name Vitorino's Pleurothallis [Brazilian Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Sao Paulo state of Brazil at elevations around 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing, densely caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical-obovate, subacute, cuneate below intothe subpetiolate bsae leaf that blooms in the early summer on an erect, arisijng from the apex of the ramicaul, peduncle .08" [2 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence with shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

"Vegetatively, this little species is similar to many others characterized by a caespitose habit with narrow, elliptical leaves longer than the ramicauls. The flowers are produced singly by a short peduncle near the apex of the ramicaul. The flowers are similar to those of Pleurothallis gehrtii, but the petals are subulate and glabrous, and the apex of the lip is rounded, convex and glabrous. Among the numerous ramicauls of the only specimen found, three were bearing flowers adjacent to each other so that the inflorescence ap-peared to be a congested, three-flowered raceme. Was this a coincidence, or was anthesis coordinated by three adjacent ramicauls simultaneously?" Luer & Toscano 2002

Synonyms Anathallis vitorinoi (Luer & Toscano) Luer & Toscano 2009; Panmorphia vitorinoi (Luer & Toscano) Luer 2006; Specklinia vitorinoi (Luer & Toscano) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Selbyana 23[2] 195 Toscano & Luer 2002 drawing 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 vitorinoi;

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

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

Rodriguésia 70: e02722017 Anathallis (Orchidaceae: Pleurothallidinae) no estado do Paraná, Brasil Santos, Tiscano and Smidt 2019 drawing/Photo fide;

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