Pleurothallis phoenicoptera Carnevali & G.A.Romero 1994 SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Sicariae SUBSECTION Pectinatae Luer 1986 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Orchid Website


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

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Venezuela in forests at elevations around 1250 to 1400 meters as a mini-miniature, warm to cool growing 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, .08"[ 2 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising at the base of the leaf with infundibular floral bracts

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 Drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia phoenicoptera;