Pleurothallis kareniae Luer 1996 SUBGENUS Uncifera Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

Common Name Karen's Pleurothallis [Karen Ingram-Ferrell Co discoverer of species]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Limon Costa Rica an the eastern coast at elevations around 700 to 780 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, obovate, obtuse to rounded, cuneate below into the conduplicate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a loose, distichous, flexuous, to 6" [to 15 cm] long including the 3.2 to 4" [8 to l0 cm] long peduncle, successively single several flowered inflorescence arising through a slender spathe from the apex of the ramicaul with oblique acute floral bracts .

Synonyms Stelis kareniae (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Stelis uncinata Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2002; Unciferia kareniae (Luer) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lindleyana 11(2): 83. Luer 1996 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Luer 1998 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Unciferia kareniae