Pleurothallis macuconensis Barb.Rodr. 1881 SUBGENUS Acianthera [Scheidw.] Luer 1986

Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Drawing

Drawing by Cogniaux

Common Name or Meaning The Serra do Macuco Pleurothallis [A mountain range in Minas Gerais]

Flower Size

Found in Minas Gerais state of Brazil at elevations around 480 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing, shortly repent epiphyte with erect, flexuous ramicauls carrying a single, apical, erect, rigid, subplanum, intense green, narrowly ovate, tridenticulate apically, median nerve deeply canaliculate above, slightly prominent beneath, sessile base leaf that blooms in the fall on 1 to sometimes 2, short, arising through a minute spathe, filiform, glabrous, much shorter than the leaf, successively single, 2 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

Part of the P miqueliana alliance Pabst which includes, P nemorosa, P gouveiae, P miqueliana, P papillosa and P ramosa

Synonyms Acianthera macuconensis (Barb.Rodr.) F.Barros 2003; Pabstiella gonzalezii (Pabst) Luer 2007; Pleurothallis gonzalezii Pabst 1975; Specklinia gonzalezii (Pabst) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:475 Martius, Cogniaux 1896 drawing fide;

Orchidaceae Brasilensis Pabst & Dungs Band 1 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 Acianthera macucoensis;

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 gonzalesii;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX A Third Century of Stelis of Ecuador Systematics of Apoda-Prorepentia Luer 2007 as Acianthera gonzalezii;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX A Third Century of Stelis of Ecuador Systematics of Apoda-Prorepentia Luer 2007 as Acianthera macuconensis

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