Pleurothallis butcheri L.O. Williams. 1961 SUBGENUS Didactylus Luer 2004

Photos by Franco Pupulpin


Common Name Butcher's Pleurothallis [American Orchid Collector in Panama 1900's]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Panama in mossy cloud forests at elevations of 1000 to 1300 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphtye with purple, slender, pendent ramicauls enveloped by a thin, tubular, slightly inflated sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, pendent, narrowly elliptical, acute, narrowly cuneate into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a pendent, [1 to 2 cm] long, simultaneously few flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf with infundibular floral bracts

Synonyms Acianthera butcheri (L.O. Williams) Pridgeon & M. W. Chase 2001; Didactylus butcheri (L.O. Williams) Luer 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol 3 Luer 1986 as P butcheri; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Didactylus butcheri; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Didactylus butcheri; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 as Acianthera butcheri photo fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Acianthera butcheri photo fide