Pleurothallis carinifera (Barb.Rodr.) Cogn.1896

SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Effusae Lindl. 1842 Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista

Full shade Warm Cool Spring

Common Name The Keeled Pleurothallis

Flower Size .4 [1 cm]

Found in Rio De Janeiro and Parana' states of Brazil in primary cloud forests, swamp forests and along river banks on moss covered trees at elevations of 1100 to 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 3 trumpet shaped sheaths and carrying a single, apcail, erect, coriaceous, light green, lanceolate, attenuate below intothe short pseudopetiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a zig-zag, 2 to 2.4 [5 to 6 cm] long, simultaneosuly to 5, 7 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Lepanthes carinifera Barb.Rodr. 1881; Pabstiella carinifera (Barb.Rodr.) Luer 2007; Specklinia carinifera (Barb.Rodr.) Luer 2004; Trichosalpinx carinifera (Barb.Rodr.) Luer 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia carinifera; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 as Pabstiella carinifera; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing fide

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