Pleurothallis aspergillum Luer & Hirtz 1989 SUBGENUS Scopula Luer 1986 Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids Copyright 2002 All rights reserved.


Common Name The Rough Lip Pleurothallis [refers to the brushlike tuft of hairs at the apex of the leaf]

Flower Size 2/5" [1 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations of 750 to 800 meters as a miniature sized, deciduous leafed, warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect, ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical-linear, acute leaf with a narrowly cuneate base that blooms at any time of the year on a fascile of successively single flowered, 2/5" [1.2 cm] long inflorescence arising from a spathe.

Synonyms Colombiana aspergillum (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 drawing not = P dimidia? see Ramiro 2000; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as P asperilinguis drawing not = P dimidia? See Ramiro 2000; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Pleurothallis subgen Ancipita, Scopula and Trisetella Vol 6 1989 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Colombiana asperilligum; Orchid Digest Vol 71 No 3 2007 photo fide;