Pleurothallis yauaperyensis Barb.Rodr. 1891 SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Sicariae SUBSECTION Sicariae Luer 1986

Flower with dorsal sepal Photos by Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Common Name or Meaning The Yauapery Acianthera [A river in Roraima state of Brazil]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Trinidad & Tobago, Venezuela, Guyana, Fr Guiana, Surinam and northern Brazil in rainforests at elevations of 100 to 1000 meters as a creeping, miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte or lithophyte with stout, erect to suberect ramicauls enveloped by 2 thin, tubualr sheaths and carrying a single apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical to broadly elliptical, otuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf often purple below leaves that blooms on an erect, to arching, subflexuous, successively many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Acianthera consimilis (Ames) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Acianthera yauaperyensis (Barb.Rodr.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Pleurothallis consimilis Ames 1922 [may be syn of P garciae];

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 as P consimilis not = P garciae; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 2 Foldats 1970 as P consimilis not = P garciae; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 2 Foldats 1970 drawing ok; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1972 drawing good; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing hmm; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as P consimilis not = P garciae; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing good; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol 3 Luer 1986 as P consimilis; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol 3 Luer 1986; Native Orchids of the Eastern Carribean Kenny 1988 as P consimilis photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing good; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 Drawing fide; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo hmm;

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