Pleurothallis costabilis Luer & R.Vásquez 1991 SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Sicariae SUBSECTION Sicariae Luer 1986 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Rib-Like Pleurothallis [refers to the habit of the plant]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in La Paz Bolivia at elevatiojns around 1500 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, relatively stout ramicauls enveloped by 4 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thick, terete, acute, sessile base leaf that blooms in the early summer on fascile of successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising through and concealed by a spathe.

Synonyms Acianthera costabilis (Luer & R.Vásquez) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 1 Pleurothallidinae Vasquez & Ibisch 2000; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVI Luer 2004 as Acianthera costabilis drawing fide;