Pleurothallis punctatifolia (Barb.Rodr.) Pabst 1966 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Mentosae Luer 1986

Photo by © Dalton Holland Baptista


Drawing of P punctata by © Cogniaux


Drawing by © Helmut Seehawer

Full shade Warm Cold Winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name The Spotted Leaf Trichosalpinx

Flower Size

Found in eastern and southeastern Brazil in wet primary forests on tree trunks and low branches at elevations of 900 to 950 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 3 trumpet-shaped, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, almost round, dark green, fleshy, faintly conduplicate, abruptly attenuate below into the base leaf that blooms at any time of the year on an erect, short, successively 2, 4 to 6 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Lepanthes punctatifolia Barb.Rodr. 1881; Pabstiella punctatifolia (Barb.Rodr.) Luer 2007; Pleurothallis punctata Lindl. 1835; Specklinia punctatifolia (Barb.Rodr.) Luer 2004; Trichosalpinx punctatifolia (Barb.Rodr.] Luer 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Edwards's Bot. Reg. 21: t. 1797 Lindley 1835 as P punctata nom. illeg.

Gen. Spec. Orchid. 2: 55 Barb Rodr 1881 as Lepanthes punctatifolia

* Orquídea (Rio de Janeiro) 28: 227 Pabst 1966

Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 punctatifolia drawing good;

Phytologia 54: 397 Luer 1983 as Trichosalpinx punctatifolia;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XV Systematics of Trichosalpinx Luer 1997 as Pleurothallis punctata Lindl.;

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 punctatifolia;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX A Third Century of Stelis Systematics of Apoda-Prorepentia Luer 2007 as Pabstiella punctatifolia;

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

AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #3 2016 as Pleurothallis punctata Lindl. 1835 drawing not = Notylia punctata [P punctata Ker Gawl 1823];

Phytotaxa 46: 55 Chiron 2012 as Pabstiella punctatifolia