Pleurothallis anderssonii Luer 1996 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Acuminatae Luer 1986Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep shade Cool Cold Fall

Common Name Anderson's Pleurothallis [Swedish Co discoverer of species current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Loja Ecuador at elevations of 1750 to 2800 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, prolific, producing another ramicaul from the apex of the last,slender, erect ramicaul enveloped by a tubular sheath near the middle and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, broadly elliptical, obtuse, rounded and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, 4 to 8.8" [10 to 22 cm] long, including the peduncle .8 to 1.6" [2 to 4 cm] long, strict, subcongested, distichous, simultaneoulsy many flowered inflorescence arising through a narrow spathe and has oblique, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms Anathallis anderssonii (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Specklinia anderssonii (Luer) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Luer 1998 Drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia andersonii