Pleurothallis granitica Luer & G.A.Romero in G.A.Romero & G.Carnevali 2000 SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Brachystachyae Lindley 1859 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Granite Loving Pleurothallis [refers to the plant habitat]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Venezuela at elevations around 100 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with erect to suberect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a thin tubular sheath in the lower half and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect to pendent, thickly coriaceous, rigid, narrowly elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the late summer through fall on a congested, .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] long including the .16" [4 mm] long, peduncle, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf and has a tubular floral bract.

Synonyms Acianthera granitica (Luer & G.A.Romero) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Romero & Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia granitica;