Pleurothallopsis carnosa (Luer & R.Vásquez) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001 Photo by © Lourens Grobler

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Common Name The Fleshy Pleurothallopsis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in the Yungas of Bolivia at elevations around 1820 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped basally by 6 to 7 laterally compressed, imbricating, ribbed, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring on a fascile of .2" [5 mm] long, succssively single flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul.

Synonyms *Restrepiopsis carnosa Luer & R.Vásquez 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol VIII Luer 1991 as Restrepiopsis carnosa drawing fide; Orquideas de Bolivia Vol 1 Vasquez & Ibisch 2000; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Pleurothalopsis carnosa;