Pleurothallis ariasii Luer & Hirtz 1997 SUBGENUS Acuminatia SECTION Acuminatae Lindley 1859

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Common Name or Meaning Arias' Pleurothallis [Peruvian Original Collector of Species Current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Peru without collection data as a miniature sized epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls with 2 to 3, blackish, tubular sheaths below the middle and at the base and carrying a single, apical, elliptical, obtuse to rounded, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, 2.4 to 2.8" [6 to 7 cm], loose, secund, simultaneoulsy opening several flowered, racmose inflorescence arising through a spathe with an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul.

Synonyms Anathallis ariasii (Luer & Hirtz) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Specklinia ariasii (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2004; Stelis ariasii (Luer & Hirtz) Karremans 2014

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Luer 1999 drawing fide; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Anathallis ariasii; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia ariasii; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide as Anathallis ariasii; Lankesteriana 12[3] Karremans and Bogarin 2014 as Stelis ariasii;