Pleurothallis echinosa [Luer & Toscano] in ed. SUBGENUS Acianthera [Scheidw.] Luer 1986

TYPE Drawing by Luer & Toscano

Common Name The Markedly Echinate Pleurothallis [refers to the prickly lip]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Santa Catarina state of Brazil in the Atlantic rainforest at elevations of 300 to 500 meters as a small sized, shortly repent, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, relatively slender, terete ramicauls enveloped by a dotted dark red, tubular sheath below the middle and another at the base and carrying an apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the winter on a shorter than the leaf, arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf, peduncle to .8" [2 cm] long, 1.6" [4 cm] long overall, loose, simultaneously few flowered inflorescecnce with as long as the pedicel floral bracts.

Synonyms *Acianthera echinosa Luer & Toscano 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Harvard Papers in Botany, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp. 307315 2012 MISCELLANEOUS NEW SPECIES IN THE PLEUROTHALLIDINAE (ORCHIDACEAE) FROM BRAZIL Carlyle A. Luer and A. L. V. Toscano de Brito drawing fide;