Pleurothallis rinkei [Luer] comb novo Pfahl 2012 SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Sicariae SUBSECTION Sicariae Luer 1986 Photo by Byron Rinke


Common Name Rinke's Pleurothallis [American Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Ecuador without locational data as a warm to cool growing epiphyte with sharply winged, laterally compressed, sulcate, suberect to horizontal ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath above the base and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, elliptical, acute, acuminate, the basal margins decurrent to 1.2" [3 cm] onto the ramicaul and blooms in the fall and winter on a single, to .8" [2 cm] long, simultaneously several flowered inflorescence arising on top of the leaf and arising through a basal spathe at the apex of the ramicaul.

Synonyms *Acianthera rinkei Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 drawing fide as Acianthera rinkei;