Pleurothallis caniceps Luer 1982 SUBGENUS Ancipitia SECTION Ancipitia Luer 1986 Photo by Weil Dreissen and The Orchidees du Nord Website


Common Name The Dog Head Pleurothallis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in very wet forests at elevations around 1400 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, narrowly ancipitous ramicauls carrying a single, apical, elliptic, acute, cuneate below into the base leaf that blooms in the late spring on a .8 to .92" [2 to 2.3 cm] long peduncle, arising through a spathe, .8 to .92" [2 to 2.3 cm] long pedicel, single flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;