Pleurothallis wacketii Handro & Pabst 1971 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Longicaulae [Barb. Rodr.] Luer 1986

Photo by © Pieter C Brouwer


Drawing by © Helmut Seehawer

Full shade Warm Cool Spring EARLY Summer

Common Name Wacket's Pleurothallis [Botanist earlier 1900's worked primarily in Brazil]

Flower Size

Found in southern and southeastern Brazil in primary wet montane forests at elevations of 1200 to 1300 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, warm to cool growing, casepitose epiphyte with an erect ramicaul enveloped by 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly lanceolate, dark olive green to light green, papery to fleshy, faintly conduplicate, sopeckled dark purple beneath leaf that blooms in the spring and early summer on an erect, 4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm] long, successively up to 4, 6 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Effusiella wacketii (Handro & Pabst) Baptista 2011 ; Pabstiella wacketii (Handro & Pabst) Luer 2007; Pleurothallis edwallii var. major Hoehne & Schltr. 1926; Pleurothallis pleurothalloides var. major (Hoehne & Schltr.) Handro 1958; Specklinia wacketii (Handro & Pabst) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Arch. Bot. São Paulo 1: 213 Hoehne & Schlechter 1926 as P edwallii var major;

Arq. Bot. Estado São Paulo, n.s., 3(4): 175 Handro 1958 as P pleurothalloides var major;

*Bradea 1: 46 Handro & Pabst 1971

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 wacketii;

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

The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 as P edwallii var major drawing ok;

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

Colet. Orquídeas Brasil. 9: 340 Baptista 2011 as Effusiella wacketii