Pleurothallis andreae Mark Wilson, B.T.Larsen & J.Portilla 2017 SECTION Ancipita

Photo by Ecuagenera and their Orchid Website


Comparison photo of Lips

Comparison photo of Columns

Photos by Mark Wilson

Part Shade Cold Winter Spring

Common Name Andrea's Pleurothallis [Andrea Nissen Colombian Nurserywoman current]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador on the western slope of the Andes at elevations of 1900 to 3000 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender, provided with a single, papery, basal sheath, sharply ancipitous ramicaul carrying a single, apical, erect to suberect, ovate, acute, cuneate, sessile, entire, coriaceous leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on a fascile of solitary, successive flowers arosong through a reclining spathaceous bract at the base of the leaf.

Part of the P crocodiliceps group which consists of P arietina, P microchila, P nelsonii, P manningiana, P weilii and P kelsoae


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *LANKESTERIANA 17(2): 165—191. Wilson, Dupree, Driessen, Bruno T. Larsen, Armin Löckher, Niessen, José Portilla, Guerrero, Andres, Suarez, Tobar-Suárez 2017 photo/drawing fide;