Pleurothallis exarticulata Barb. Rodr. 1881SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Sicariae SUBSECTION Sicariae Luer 1986 Photo by Luis Felipe Varela

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista

Plant Photo courtesy of Oliver Lenhard


Common Name The Non Articulated Pleurothallis

Flower Size

Found in eastern and southern Brazil at elevations of 700 to 800 meters as a mini-miniature, hot to warm growing epipyhte with an erect, thicker towards the apex ramicaul carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate,slightly recurved apex, slightly infolded, fleshy stiff, conduplicate, grass-green to yellow in bright light leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on 1 to 2, erect, 1" [2.5 cm] long, to 5 flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe with the flower held close to the leaf base.

Synonyms Acianthera exarticulata (Barb.Rodr.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok; Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Acianthera exarticulata; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Acianthera exarticulata photo fide