Pleurothallis unguiculata is an orchid species identified by Hoehne in 1929. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Acianthera octophrys.
ORIGIN: Found in southeastern Brazil at elevations of 900 to 1200 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 3 tubular, rugose, hairy, purple speckled sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, fleshy coriaceous, linear to narrowly lanceolate, conduplicate, dark olive green leaf that blooms in the fall on up to 4, 2.8 to 4 [7 to 10 cm] long, curved to pendent, successively to 5, 5 to 12 flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe.
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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