Pleurothallis chamensis Lindl. 1846 SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Sicariae SUBSECTION Sicariae Luer 1986

Photo by Weyman Bussey, plant grown by Jim Hamilton of Petite Plaisance Orchids


Common Name The Rio Chama Pleurothallis [A river in the state of Merida in Venezuela]

Flower Size

Found in Venezuela and Colombia as a small sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte that blooms in the late summer and earlier fall

Synonyms Acianthera chamensis (Lindl.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Humboldtia chamensis (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Humboltia chamensis (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855 as P chamensis; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1878 as P chamensis; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 as P chamensis drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 #9 1967 as P chamensis; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 Nom 6 1969 as P chamensis; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 as P chamensis drawing good; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as P chamensis drawing good; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986 as Pleurothallis chamensis; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 as P chamensis photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as P chamensis drawing good; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Acianthera chamensis; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 as P chamensis photo ok; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Acianthera chamensis photo fide