Pleurothallis bicornuta (Barb.Rodr.) Cogn. 1896 SUBGENUS Acianthera [Scheidw.] Luer 1986

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TYPE Drawing

Drawing by © Cogniaux

Full shade Winter

Common Name or Meaning The Two Horned Pleurothallis

Flower Size .08" [2mm]

Found in Minas Gerais state of Brazil as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with an erect-ascending, slightly arcuate ramicaul carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptical, rigid, subplanate, apically bidentate leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect-arcuate, short, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Acianthera bicornuta (Barb.Rodr.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Lepanthes bicornuta Barb.Rodr.1881

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Gen. Spec. Orchid. 2: 61 Barb Rodr. 1881 as Lepanthes bicornuta;

Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:470 Martius, Cogniaux 1896

Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:tab97 Martius, Cogniaux 1896 drawing fide;

Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok;

Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4:242 Pridgeon & M.W.Chase2001 as Acianthera bicornuta