Pleurothallis cucumeris Luer 1979 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Cucumeres Luer 1986 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