Pleurothallis archidonopsis Luer & Hirtz 1999 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Macrophyllae-Racemosae [Lindl] Luer 1986 Drawing by Carl Luer and Epidendra Orchid Website

Full shade WarmCool

Common Name or Meaning The Archidonae-Like Pleurothallis [refers to its similarity to P archidonae]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Zamora-Chinchipae Ecuador in forests at elevations around 1500 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls with a tubular sheath below the middle and 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, slightly acuminate, cuneate below into the slender, petiolate base leaf that blooms on a very short, arching, .4" [1 cm] long, simultaneously 2 flowered inflorescence held at the base of the leaf and arising through a fugacious spathe and has infundibular floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Luer 1999 drawing fide;