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Orchid Species: Pleurothallis rotundata

Kew currently accepted name is Trichosalpinx rotundata
Pleurothallis rotundata is an orchid species identified by C.Schweinf. in 1937.
Pleurothallis (Pths.)
ORIGIN: Found in Costa Rica and Panama at elevations around 400 to 1600 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with comparatively stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 10, ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a suberect to spreading to horizontal, coriaceous, dark green above, purple beneath, broadly elliptical to suborbucular, obtuse to rounded, abruptly contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter and again in the summer on a filiform, congested, to .4 [to 10 mm] long, simultaneously 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence arising from behind the leaf, from near the apex of the ramicaul.

FLOWER SIZE: 0.2 inches [5 mm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Trichosalpinx Tsx rotundata 1997 (C.Schweinf.) Dressler
Add+ Pleurothallis Pths operculata 1981 Luer
Add+ Trichosalpinx Tsx operculata 1983 (Luer) Luer
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Tsx. rotundata 'Free Spirit' (2004)
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