Pleurothallis archidonae Lindl. 1859

SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Macrophyllae-Racemosae [Lindl] Luer 1986

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Common Name or Meaning The Archidona Pleurothallis [A town in Napo Ecuador]

Flower Size .1" [5mm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 1850 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, stout 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 elliptical, acute, narrowly cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the summer on a fascile of 1 to 2, .4" [1 cm] long, 1 to loosely 2 flowered, racemose inflorescence arising through a fugaceous spathe and has infundibular floral bracts.

Synonyms Humboldtia archidonae (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

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