Pleurothallis cypelligera Luer & Hirtz 2002

SUBGENUS Ancipitia SECTION Ancipitia Luer 1986

Leaf and Inflorescence Photos by Alfonso Doucette and his Flickr Website

partial shade Warm Cool Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Cup Bearing Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations of 1500 to 2300 meters as a warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect, compressed above the middle ramicauls with a tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, erect to spreading, ovate, acute, sessile, rounded and subcordate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a slender, suberect, .2 to .25" [5 to 7 mm] long, fascile of successively single flowered inflorescence arising through a reclining spathe at the base of the leaf and has a thin floral bract

"Distinguished by the concave, greenish white sepals, petals and lip all suffused with rose, the oblong petals and a concave suborbicular lip with minutely irregular lateral margins." Carl Luer


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIV Luer 2002 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Ancipitia cypelligera