Pleurothallis aporosis Luer 1979 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Antenniferae 1998 Photo by Andy Phillips

Full shadeCool Cold Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Poor Pleurothallis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in southern Ecuador in highland scrub at elevations around 2000 to 3000 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with erect, stout ramicauls with a sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, narrowly elliptical, acute, cuneate below to the narrowly rounded sessile base leaf that blooms in the summer on 1 to 3, erect, 1.2" [3 cm], 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence arising from a spathe at the base of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Luer 1999 drawing fide;