Pleurothallis geminicaulina Ames 1923 SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Brachystachyae Lindley 1859

Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Full shadeHotCoolWinterSpringSummerFall

Common Name or Meaning The Twin Stemmed Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Ecuador at elevations around 200 to 1500 meters as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with erect, elongate ramicauls enveloped basally by 2, close, tubular, acuminate sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, narrowly elliptic, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on a 1.4" [3 cm] long, successively single to 3 flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the apex of the ramicaul.

Synonyms Acianthera geminicaulina (Ames) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR; *Schedul. Orch. 6: 59. 1923; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 231 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Acianthera geminicaulina; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004X drawing fide; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide as Acianthera geminicaulina; Phytotaxa 422 (3) Zambrano 2019 as Acianthera geminicaulina drawing fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Acianthera geminicaulina photo ok