Pleurothallis abortiva Luer 1980 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Abortivae Luer 1986 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Aborted Pleurothallis [refers to the absent column foot]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Narino Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 1950 meters as a miniature to small sized, densely caespitose, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by a close tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly linear-ovate, acute, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the fall on a fascile of slender, .16 to .2" [4 to 5 mm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf and has tubular floral bracts

Synonyms Tigivesta abortiva (Luer) Luer 2007; Vestigium abortivum (Luer) Luer 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol III Luer 19986; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XVII Luer 1998 Drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Vestigium abortivum; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 as Tigivesta abortiva

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