Pleurothallis echinocarpa C.Schweinf. 1942 SUBGENUS Kraenzlinella (Kuntze) Luer 1986

Flower Closeup

Plant and Flower Photos by and his French Orchid Society Northern Section Website


Common Name The Hedgehog-Like Fruit Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru in dry montane woods at elevations of 1600 to 2150 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with stout, terete, erect ramicauls enveloped at the base by 2 to 3, thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, elliptica, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later fall and winter on a stout, 6.4" [16 cm] long, loose, disitchous, subflexuous, successively several flowered inflorescence arising through a small spathe and has oblique, acute, compressed floral bracts and a densely echinate ovary..

Synonyms Kraenzlinella echinocarpa (C.Schweinf.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XI Luer 1994 as Kraenzlinella echinocarpa drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Kraenzlinella echinocarpa;