Pleurothallis convergens R.C.J.Gerard 1899 SUBGENUS Acuminatia SECTION Acuminatae Luer 1986

Photo courtesy of Oliver Lenhard

Common Name The Convergent Pleurothallis

Flower Size

Found in southwestern Minas Gerais state of Brazil at elevations of 900 to 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with an erect ramicaul enveloped by 3 brown sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, fleshy linear-lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, faintly conduplicate, infolded and finely attenuate into the base leaf that blooms in the earlier spring on an erect, peduncle .32 to 2.8" [8 to 70 mm] long, rachis .2 to 3.6" [5 to 90 mm] long, simultaneously 3 to 12 flowered inflorescence.

Said to be a synonym of Pleurothallis linearifolia and is very similar, but at this time I will keep them separate.

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing hmm;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Systematics of Pleurothallis subsection Antenniferae, Longiracemosae, Macrophyllae-racemosae and Subgenera Pseudsostelis and Acuminata Luer 1999as Syn of P linearifolia;