Pleurothallis carpinterae Schltr. 1923 SUBGENUS Elongatia Luer 1986

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Full shade WarmCool Winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Carpinteria Pleurothallis [A region of Costa Rica]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama at elevations around 750 to 1800 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect to reclining ramicauls enveloped by a loose, tubular sheath below the middle and 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect to suberect to spreading, thinly coriaceous, ovate, acute, narrowly cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on an arching to reclining, slender, congested, 1.2" to 2" [3 to 5 cm] long, successively few flowered inflorescence arising from a spathe with infundibular floral bracts.

Synonyms Elongatia carpinterae (Schltr.) Luer 2004; Stelis carpinterae (Schltr.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XI Luer 1994 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Elongatia carpinterae