Pleurothallis karlii Pabst 1956 SUBGENUS Apoda-Prorepentia Luer 1986

Plant and Flowers


Photos by © Luiz Filipe Varella


Common Name Karl's Pleurothallis [Gehrhard Karl Discoverer of species current]

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in southeastern Brazil at elevations around 900 to 1600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing, repent-ascending epiphyte with erect to suberect ramicauls enveloped basally by 1 to 2, tubular, glabrous, evanescent sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, broadly elliptical, obtuse, obscurely emarginate, basally rounded, sessile leaf that blooms in the fall and early winter on a racemose, .15" [3 mm] long, successively few [4] flowered infloresence.

Synonyms Acianthera karlii (Pabst) C.N.GonÁ. & Waechter 2004; Apoda-prorepentia karlii (Pabst) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Antilla karlii; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 as Apoda-Prorepentia karlii drawing fide; 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 karlii photo fide