Pleurothallis ancistra Luer & Hirtz 1996 SUBGENUS UnciferaDrawing by Hirtz & Carl Luer The Epidendra Website

Deep shade Hot Warm Summer

Common Name The Hooked Pleurothallis [refers to the lobes of the lip]

Flower Size .05" [2 mm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador in wet forests at elevations of 200 to 700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect, ramicauls envelope dby 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly obovate, obtuse to rounded apically, narrowing below into the conduplicate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, to 2.8" [7 cm] long, peduncle .8 to 1.6" [2 to 4 cm] long, strict, secund, loose, successively several flowered inflorescence arising from the apex of the ramicaul with oblique, acute floral bracts and carrying often cleistogamus flowers.

Synonyms Stelis ancistra (Luer & Hirtz) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Unciferia ancistra (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lindleyana 11: 144145, f. 5 Luer & Hirtz 1996 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Luer 1998 Drawing fide; Lindleyana 16: 261. Luer & Hirtz 2001 as Stelis ancistra; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Uncifera ancistra