Pleurothallis rostellata Barb.Rodr. 1877 SUBGENUS Acianthera [Scheidw.] Luer 1986

Photo courtesy of Ron Parsons

Just opening flower

Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Barbosa Rodrigues and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade LATE Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Beaked Pleurothallis

Flower Size

Found in Minas Gerais state of Brazil on trees as a mini-miniature sized, repent epiphyte with an ascending, elongate, robust rhizome giving rise to erect, terete, nude ramicauls carrying a single, apical, small, fleshy, broadly obovate, slslightly subrounded emarginate and minutely tridenticulate, shortly attenuate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the late spring on a short, much shorter than the leaf, few flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Acianthera enianthera Chiron & Xim.Bols. 2010; Acianthera rostellata (Barb.Rodr.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Gen. Spec. Orchid. 1: 12 Barb Rodr 1877;

Flora Brasilensis 3(4): 501 (C.F.P.von Martius & auct. suc. (eds.) Cogniaux 1896

Flora Brasilensis 3(4): Tab (C.F.P.von Martius & auct. suc. (eds.) Cogniaux 1896 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Pleurothallis subgen Acianthera A second century of Stelis of Ecuador, Epibator Ophidion Zootrophion Luer 2004 as Acianthera rostellata;

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