Pleurothallis cabiriae [Pupulin, G.A.Rojas & J.D.Zuņiga] in ed.

TYPE Drawing by G Rojas


Common Name The Fringed Pleurothallis [refers to the petals and lip]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica in wet tropical to wet premontane forests at elevations around 600 meters as a mini-miiature sized, warm growing epiphyte with shorter than the leaf, triangular in section, grooved, dilated towards the apex, distinctly keeled abaxially ramicauls enveloped basally by 3 to 4, infundibuliform, tubular membraneous sheaths and carrying an elliptic, acute, minutely emarginate, provided with a small abaxial apicule leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a terminal, arising through a membraneous becoming papyraceous spathe, prostrate, .13" [3.5 mm] long, 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence with membraneous, tubular-cylindric, amplectant, obtuse floral bract and carrying always cleistogamous flowers.

Synonyms *Acianthera cabiriae Pupulin, G.A.Rojas & J.D.Zuņiga 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Three New Species of Acianthera Orchidaceae Pleurothallidinae From Costa Rica G.A.Rojas & J.D.Zuņiga 2007 Lankestriana 11(3): 185-205 Bogarin 2011 Photo fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Acianthera thysana photo fide;