Pleurothallis boliviana Rchb.f. 1855 SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Brachystachyae Lindley 1859

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Warm Cold Spring Summer

Common Name The Bolivian Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Bolivia at elevations of 600 to 2450 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with ascending-erect, terete ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 basal, close, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, elliptical, subconduplicate, acute to subacute, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the late spring and summer on an erect, distichous, compressed, 2 to 2.8" [5 to 7 cm] long, simultaneously few flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf and has narowly acute, conduplicate floral bracts.

Synonyms Acianthera boliviana (Rchb.f.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Humboltia boliviana (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1984; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 1 Pleurothallidinae Vasquez & Ibisch 2000 drawing fide/photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Acianthera boliviana photo fide