Pleurothallis bevilacquana Carnevali & I.Ramírez 2000 SUBGENUS Acuminatia SECTION Acuminatae Luer 1986

TYPE Drawing by © Carnevali & Ramirez

Common Name Bevilacquana's Pleurothallis [Maria Pia Bevilacquana Venezuelan Botanist current]

Flower Size .2” [5 mm]

Found in Tachira state of Venezuela in tall cloud forests at elevations around 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, flexuous ramicauls enveloped by 2 close, tubular, brown sheaths and carryiung a single, apical, fleshy, linear-elliptic, subacute, mid nerve lightly sulcate, dorsally angled but not sulcate, attenuate below into the base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, arising from a small clump of tightly packed bracts at the base of the leaf, pale green, to 2.4" [ 6 cm] long, 8 or so flowered inflorescence with close-fitting, pale greeen, almost invisible floral bracts.

Similar to S dimidia and P scariosa but differs in the trilobed base of the lip and the 3 nerved petals.

Synonyms Stelis bevilacquana (Carnevali & I.Ramírez) Karremans 2019

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Orchids Venezuela, ed. 2: 1141 Carnevali & Ramirez 2000 drawing fide;

Phytotaxa 406: 265 Karemans 2019 as Stelis bevilacquana