Pleurothallis pectinata Lindl. 1839 SUBGENUS Acianthera

Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt, plant grown by Joe Parker.

Flower Closeup

Photo by Marius Wasbauer.


Drawing by F C Hoehne

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Common NameThe Comb-Like Pleurothallis

Flower Size

Found in Bolivia and Brazil around Rio de Janiero at elevations around 370 to 600 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing, shortly repent epiphyte with erect, apically widening ramicauls carrying a single, apical, erect, round leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on a short, arising through a spathe, short, distichous, simultaneously many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Acianthera pectinata (Lindl.) Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001; Humboldtia pectinata (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Pleurothallis pectinata var. major Cogn. 1896

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 photo fide;

Iconographia de Orchidaeceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing fide;

Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing good;

Icones Pleurothallidonarum Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986;

AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 11 1996 photo fide;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Acianthera pectinata;

Orchids of Bolivia Vol 2 Laelinae Vasquez and Ibisch 2004;

AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #9 2011 photo fide;

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