Pleurothallis discophylla Luer & Carnevali 1993

SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Sicariae SUBSECTION Sicariae Luer 1986 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 discophylla (Luer & Carnevali) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 1 Pleurothallidinae Vasquez & Ibisch 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVI Luer 2004 drawing ok Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVI Luer 2004 as Acianthera discophylla