Pleurothallis carinata C.Schweinf. 1951 SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Brachystachyae Lindley 1859 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Carinate Pleurothallis [refers to the carinate petals]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Cuzco Peru at elevations of 1300 to 1600 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with stout, erect, terete ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apcial, erect, thickly coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a loose, 1" [2.5 cm] long including the .8" [2 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf.

Synonyms Acianthera carinata (C.Schweinf.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVI 2004 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVI 2004 as Acianthera carinata