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, caespitose 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, arising through a spathe, slender, congested, 1.2" to 2" [3 to 5 cm] long, successively few flowered inflorescence with infundibular, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

" In the wild the plants usually grow more or less horizontally so that the slender peduncles recline upon the leaf and bear relatively large, colorful, bilabiate flowers held beyond the apex. The flowers are frequently cleistogamus. The pale yellow sepals are lightly spotted with rose. The broadly spathulate petals and panduriform lip are orange to dark purple and entire." Luer 1994

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 19: 105.Schltr. 1923;

Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol III Systematics of Pleurthallis Luer 1986;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XI Systematics of Lepanthes Subgenus Brachycladium and Pleurothallis Subgenus Aenigma, Subgenus Elongata and Subgenus Kranzlinella Luer 1994

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XI Systematics of Lepanthes Subgenus Brachycladium and Pleurothallis Subgenus Aenigma, Subgenus Elongata and Subgenus Kranzlinella Luer 1994 drawing fide;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4:261 Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001 as Stelis carpinterae

Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Pleurothallis subgenus Acianthera and Three Allied subgenera, A Second Century of new Species of Stelis of Ecuador, Epibator, Ophidion and Zootrophion Luer 2004 as Elongatia carpinterae

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