Pleurothallis stellata I.Ramírez & Carnevali 2003 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciclatae Lindl. 1859

Leaf and Flower Photos by © S Manning and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Star-Like Pleurothallis

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in northern Venezuela at elevations around 1370 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 thin tubular shaeths below the middle and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, horizontal, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, cordate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the spring on a short successively single flowered inflorescence arising through a reclining spathe at the base of the leaf and carrying a non-resupinate flower.

Synonyms Acronia stellata (I.Ramírez & Carnevali) Luer 2005; Zosterophyllanthos stellatus (I.Ramírez & Carnevali) Szlach. & Kulak 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia stellata drawing fide