Pleurothallis acuminatipetala A.Samp. 1916 SUBGENUS Acianthera [Scheidw.] Luer 1986

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

Another Drawing

Another Drawing by Helmut Seehawer

Part shadeCool LATESpring EARLY Summer

Common Name The Acuminate Petal Pleurothallis

Flower Size 1.85" [4.6 mm]

Found in Parana state of Brazil at elevations of 1100 to 1400 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 3 sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic, acute, conduplicate, dark olive green leaf that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a spicate, arising through a short haired spathe, 6 to 8" [15 to 20 cm] long, to 35 quickly successive flowered inflorescence .

Synonyms Acianthera acuminatipetala (A.Samp.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Arq. Mus. Nac. Rio de Janeiro 18: 58 A Samp 1916;

Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide;

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 acuminatipetala;

The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing fide

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