Pleurothallis coronula Luer 1999 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Apodae-Caespitosae [Lindl.]Luer 1986

Plant and Inflorescence Photos by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Full shadeCool Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Little Crowned Pleurothallis [refers to the fringed cavity at the base of the lip]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Narino State Colombia at elevations around 2200 meters as a mini-miniature sized cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 thin tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, narrowly elliptical, acute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a lateral, slender, 1" to 2" [ 2.5 to 5 cm] long, congested, fascile of successively single flowered inflorescence with thin, tubular, imbricating floral bracts.

Synonyms Pleurothallis coronula Luer 2000; Sarcinula coronula (Luer) Luer 2006; Specklinia coronula (Luer) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Luer 1999 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia coronula; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Sarcinula coronula drawing fide