Pleurothallis mediocarinata C.Schweinf. 1970 Photo by Gary Yong Gee and Orchid Photos by Gary Yong Gee Website

Common Name The Carinate Midline Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Peru and Bolivia at elevations around 2400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, erect, thickly coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse to rounded, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a loose, secund, 2 to 4" [5 to 10 cm] long, simultaneously several flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe with an annulus below the base of the leaf.

Synonyms Anathallis mediocarinata (C.Schweinf.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Specklinia mediocarinata (C.Schweinf.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Luer 1999 drawing fide; Macchu Picchu Orchids Eric Christenson 2003; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia mediocarinata; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 as anathallis mediocarinata photo fide;