Pleurothallis aurantiolateritia Speg. 1916 SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Tomentosae Luer 1986 Photo by Katia Seagull and Her Orchid Web Site

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 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;