Pleurothallis cucumeris Luer 1979 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Cucumeres Luer 1986

Photo by Wiel Driessen

TYPE Drawing

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Cucumber Pleurothallis [refers to the verrucose flowers]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Chiriqui Panama at elevations around 1700 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a erect, terete ramicaul enveloped by 4 to 6 loose, ribbed tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a verrucose, .2" [5 mm] long, 2 to 5 flowered inflorescence arising from a node below the abscission layer

Synonyms Cucumeria cucumeris (Luer) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Cucumeria cucumeris; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 as Cucumeria cucumeris; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Specklnia cucumeris photo fide