Pleurothallis cogniauxiana Schltr. 1907 SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Sicariae SUBSECTION Sicariae Luer 1986 Photo by Ricardo Marin Thiele and his Flickr Orchid Photo Webpage

Another Inflorescence

Photo by Daniel Jimenez G. in Costa Rica

Common Name Cogniaux's Pleurothallis [Belgian Botanist 1800's to early 1900's]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of 1000 to 2000 meters as a miniature to just medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls naked or with 1 to 2, basal sheaths with 2 to 3, narrow, but prominent wings and carrying a single, apical, fleshy, elliptic-lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, cordate below into the base leaf that blooms in the winter through summer on 1 to 2, to 2" [5 cm] long, shorter than the leaf, distichous, racemose, few to 8 flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe

Synonyms Acianthera cogniauxiana (Schltr.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Acianthera congruens (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Pleurothallis congruens Luer 1978

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 218 Dodson 1980 as P congruens drawing good; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1092 Hamer 1984 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1379 Atwood 1989 drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 # 1 1994 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Acianthera cogniauxiana; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Acianthera congruens; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 as Acianthera cogniauxiana photo fide; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 1 Morales 2009 photo fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Acianthera cogniauxiana photo fide