Pleurothallis mediocarinata C.Schweinf. 1970 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Acuminatae Luer 1986Photo 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;