Pleurothallis carvalhoi Luer & Toscano 2002

SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Acuminatae Lindley 1859 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website


Common Name Carvalho's Pleurothallis [Brazilian Original Collector of Species current]

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Espirito Santo State of Brazil at elevations around 850 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by a thin, tubular sheath and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, elliptical-obovate, obtuse, broadly cuneate below into the sub petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late fall on a congested, .6" [1.5 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising laterally from the ramicaul

Synonyms Anathallis carvalhoi (Luer & Toscano) Luer 2007; Specklinia carvalhoi (Luer & Toscano) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Selbyana 23(2): 183 Luer & Toscano 2002 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVI 2004 as Specklinia carvalhoi; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXIX Luer 2007 as Anathallis carvalhoi; Orchidees du Bresil As Orquideas da Serra do Castello Vol 2 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 as Anathallis carvalhoi drawing fide/photo good