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

LATE EARLY

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

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