Pleurothallis aurantiolateritia Speg. 1916 SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Tomentosae Luer 1986

Photo by Katia Seagull

Full shadeWarmCoolSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Yellow and Brick Red Pleurothallis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Brazil, Bolivia and Argentina at elevations around 1350 to 1500 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an erect, stout ramicaul enveloped basally by 2 to 3, tubular sheaths and caryring a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, gray-green, tridenticulate apically leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect to arching, 2" [5 cm] long, few to several [to 8] flowered inflorescence carrying fleshy, pubescent flowers

Synonyms Acianthera aurantiolateritia (Speg.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Physosiphon herzogii Schltr. 1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 577 Vasquez & Dodson 1982 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986; Orchids of Bolivia Vasquez & Ibisch 2000 phot/drawing fide; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Acianthera aurantiolateritia; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing ok; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Acianthera herzogii photo fide