Pleurothallis cachensis Ames 1923 SUBGENUS Unguella Luer 2004

Photo by Fernandez

Full shade Warm

Common Name or Meaning The Cachi Pleurothallis [An Area of Costa Rica]

Flower Size .2 [5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations of 1150 to 1200 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by an elongate, scarious sheath below the middle and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, linear-oblong leaf that blooms on a 1.6" [4 cm] long, much shorter than the leaf, to 18 flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe and has infundibuliform, dilated upward floral bracts.

Synonyms Unguella cachensis (Ames) Luer 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Schedul. Orch. 4: 17. 1923 Ames Drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Unguella cachensis; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Acianthera cachensis photo fide