Pleurothallis bitumida Luer 1996 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Lindl 1859

Photo by Pupulin and The Epidendra Orchid Website

Full shade Warm Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Two Swelling Pleurothallis [refers to the lip]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations of 500 to 720 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls with a tubular sheath in the lower fourth and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coricaeous, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the fall on a fascile of short, successive, single flowered inflorescence arising througha spathe and carrying non-resupinate flowers with thin, infundibular floral bracts.

Synonyms Acronia bitumida (Luer) Luer 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lindleyana 11(2): 70. 1996 Luer drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia bitumida drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 9 2007 photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide