Pleurothallis caprina Luer & R.Escobar 1981 SUBGENUS Ancipitia SECTION Ancipitia Luer 1986 Photo by Lisa Thoerle

Common Name The Ibex-Like Pleurothallis [refers to the horn like appendages at the lips apex]

Flower Size 1/4" [1 cm]

Found in Colombia at elevations around 2000 to 2200 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 sheaths and carries a single, apical, coriaceous, erect, ovate, acute, cordate, sessile leaf with the base rounded and the basal lobes inflexed. This species blooms in the fall on a fascile of solitary, 1 1/5" to 2 1/5" [3 to 5.5 cm] long, successively flowered inflorescence arising from a reclining spathe at the base of the leaf and having a tubular floral bract.

Synonyms Ancipitia caprina (Luer & R. Escobar) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 14 #2 Luer & Escobar 1981 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Pleurothallis subgen Ancipita, Scopula and Trisetella Vol 6 1989 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Ancipitia caprina