Pleurothallis discophylla Luer & Carnevali 1993

SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Sicariae SUBSECTION Sicariae Luer 1986 Photo by Gustavo Romero

TYPE Drawing Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foudation at the Jany Renz herbaria Website


Common Name The Disc-Shaped Leaf Pleurothallis

Flower Size .28" [7 mm]

Found in Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil in wet montane forests at elevations of below 1100 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with erect, sharply 3 winged, slightly broader towards the leaf ramicauls enveloped by 2 thin tubular sheaths at the base all carrying a single, apical, spreading, coriaceous, broadly elliptical to suborbicular, obtuse, more or less cordate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on a fascile of .2" [5 mm] long peduncles, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the apex of the ramicaul.

Synonyms Acianthera coffeicola (Schltr.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Acianthera discophylla (Luer & Carnevali) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 as P coffeicola drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 as P coffeicola; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as P coffeicola drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as P coffeicola drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986 as Pleurothallis coffeicola; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as P discophylla drawing fide; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 1 Pleurothallidinae Vasquez & Ibisch 2000 drawing fide; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Acianthera coffeicola; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVI Luer 2004 drawing ok Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVI Luer 2004 as Acianthera discophylla; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Acianthera discophylla photo fide