Pleurothallis aryter Luer 1976 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Mentosae Luer 1986 Photo by Byron Rinke

Side View of Flower Photo by Jorge Mario Munera

Common Name The Ladle-Like Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica, Colombia, Peru and Bolivia without elevational data as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with suberect, stout, ramicauls enveloped by 2 thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, broadly elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter, spring and summer on an erect to pendant, lax, subflexuous, .6 to 1" [1.5 to 2.5 cm] long, successively 2 to 6 flowered inflorescence arising laterally and has a thin, tubular floral bract.

Synonyms Anthereon aryter (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Pabstiella aryter (Luer) F.Barros 2002; Ronaldella aryter (Luer) Luer 2006; Specklinia aryter (Luer) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 photo fide; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 1 Pleurothallidinae Vasquez & Ibisch 2000 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia aryter; Icones Pleurothallidinarum VolXXVIII Luer 2006 as Ronaldella aryter drawing fide;