Pleurothallis cremasta Luer & J.Portilla 2001 SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Brachystachyae Lindley 1859

Photo by © Alexander Hirtz


Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Full shade Hot Warm Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Hanging Pleurothallis [refers to the plant habit]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 800 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with pendant ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3, inflated, imbricating, acuminate sheaths and carrying a single, apical, pendant, elliptical, acute, rounded below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the spring on a pendant, 1.6" [4 cm] long, few to 7, simultaneously flowered inflorescence arising through an annulus.

Synonyms Acianthera cremasta (Luer & J.Portilla) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo good; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing ok; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Acianthera cremastra; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Acianthera cremastra photo fide