Pleurothallis carvalhoi Luer & Toscano 2002 SUBGENUS Acuminatia SECTION Acuminatae Luer 1986

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website


Common Name Carvalho's Pleurothallis [Brazilian Original Collector of Species current]

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Espirito Santo state of Brazil at elevations around 850 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by a thin, tubular sheath and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, elliptical-obovate, obtuse, broadly cuneate below into the sub petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late fall on a short, congested, arising lateraly from the ramicaul, .6" [1.5 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with an as long as to shorter than the pedicel floral bract.

"This tiny species is distinguished by elliptical leaves borne by ramicauls less than .04" [one millimeter] long. The raceme is short, congested, and successively flowered. The sepals are narrowly attenuate; the petals are narrowly oblong with a blunt, cellular tip; and the lip is oblong with low, erect, rounded margins below the middle." Luer & Toscano 2002

Synonyms Anathallis carvalhoi (Luer & Toscano) Luer 2007; Specklinia carvalhoi (Luer & Toscano) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Selbyana 23(2): 183 Luer & Toscano 2002 drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Pleurothallis subgenus Acianthera and Three Allied subgenera, A Second Century of new Species of Stelis of Ecuador, Epibator, Ophidion and Zootrophion Luer 2004 as Specklinia carvalhoi;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXIX A Third Century of Stelis of Ecuador Systematics of Apoda-Prorepentia Luer 2007 as Anathallis carvalhoi;

Orchidees du Bresil As Orquideas da Serra do Castello Vol 2 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 as Anathallis carvalhoi drawing fide/photo good