Pleurothallis deuterohirtzii in ed. SUBGENUS Apoda-Prorepentia Luer 1986

Photo by © Juan Sebastian Moreno


TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer

Deep shade

Common Name or Meaning The Second Hirtzii Pleurothallis

Flower Size

Found in Pastaza province of Ecuador at elevations around 800 meters as a small sized, warm growing, shortly repent epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by a below the middle close tubular sheath and another at the base and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-ovate, acute, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the earlier fall on an erect, 1" [2.5 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence with half as long as the pedicel floral bracts and carrying flwoers with light green, glabrous sepals, yellow glabrous petals and a greenish suffused with rose below the apex lip.

"This species is related to P melanocthoda Luer, but differs with a smaller habit with leaves with unraised spots, instead of warts; shortly acuminate sepals; narrowly oblong petals; and a lip with greatly reduced spicules." Luer 2013

Synonyms Acianthera hirtzii (Luer) Karremans & Rinc.-González 2015; *Apoda-prorepentia hirtzii Luer 2013

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Harvard Papers in Botany, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 173 to 196 2013 MISCELLANEOUS NEW SPECIES IN THE PLEUROTHALLIDINAE (ORCHIDACEAE) Carlyle A. Luer & Lisa Thoerle as Apoda-Prorepentia hirzii drawing fide; Nomenclatural notes in the Pleurothallidinae (Orchidaceae): Apoda-prorepentia 2015 as Acianthera hirtzii; ; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Acianthera serratifolia photo fide