Pleurothallis phoenicoptera Carnevali & G.A.Romero 1994 SUBGENUS Acianthera [Scheidw.] Luer 1986

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Orchid Website

LATER THROUGH EARLIER

Common Name The Flamingo Head Pleurothallis [refers to the unopened flower shape]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Bolivar and Amazonas states of Venezuela in forests at elevations around 1250 to 1400 meters as a mini-miniature, warm to cool growing, shortly repent epiphyte with slender, terete below compressed above, descending to horizontal ramicauls enveloped by 1 to 2, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, 90 degrees to the ramicaul, rigidly coriaceous, concave, purple suffused, ovate, subacute, conduplicate; rounded below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the late summer through earlier winter on a pendent, arising at the base of the leaf, .08"[ 2 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence with infundibular, shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

"Characterized by more or less pendent leaves borne bu a horizontal ramicual arising from a cre3eping rhizome. The rigid leaves are conduplicate and concave with a solitary, clestogamous flower produced within the cavity.

Synonyms Acianthera phoenicoptera (Carnevali & G.A.Romero) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Novon 4: 88 Carnevali & Romero 1994 drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Pleurothallis subgenus Acianthera and Three Allied subgenera, A Second Century of new Species of Stelis of Ecuador, Epibator, Ophidion and Zootrophion Luer 2004

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Pleurothallis subgenus Acianthera and Three Allied subgenera, A Second Century of new Species of Stelis of Ecuador, Epibator, Ophidion and Zootrophion Luer 2004 Drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Pleurothallis subgenus Acianthera and Three Allied subgenera, A Second Century of new Species of Stelis of Ecuador, Epibator, Ophidion and Zootrophion Luer 2004 as Acianthera phoenicoptera;

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