Pleurothallis mathildae Brade 1943 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Effusae Lindl. 1842

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Common Name Mathilda's Pleurothallis

Flower Size 1/4" [.65 cm]

Found in Rio de Janiero state of Brazil as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with clustered thin, erect ramicauls envelopd by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, oblanceolate, dark green, slightly coriaceous leaf that blooms in the spring on a thin, paniculate, 1.8" [4.5 cm] long, to 20 flowered inflorescence.

Inflorescences are paniculate and c. 3 times the length of the leaves. Plant thrives in cool to cold temps. No discerned scent. Comes from the high Atlantic rainforest.

CAUTION There are no references to this but I feel that P avenacea is a synonym of this species.

Synonyms Trichosalpinx mathildae (Brade) Toscano & Luer 1993

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994;

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