Pleurothallis aberrans Luer 1978 SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Brachystachyae Lindley 1859

Drawing Photo and drawing by © Epidendra and the Epidendra Website

Full shadeWarmFall

Common Name The Aberrant Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Ecuador in primary forests at elevations around sea level to 700 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls carrying a single, apical, eret, ovate, acuminate, abruptly narrowing below into the elongate petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a compact, distichous, racemose, 8 to 10 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Aberrantia aberrans (Luer) Luer 2005; Acianthera aberrans (Luer) Pupulin & Bogarín 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Aberantia aberrans; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2004 drawing ok but does not show winged column but makes mention in the description; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide

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