Pleurothallis deserta Luer & R. Vásquez 1999

SUBGENUS Acianthera Photo by © Eric Hunt


Common Name The Abandoned Pleurothallis [refers to the road that the species was found on]

Flower Size 2/5" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Bolivia in wet forests at elevations of 1000 to 1250 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte at elevations around 1250 meters with stout erect ramicauls enveloped basally by tubular, imbricating acute sheaths and carries a single, apical, elliptical, acute leaf and blooms in the summer therough earlier fall from an annulus holds a fascile of 1 to 1 1/2" inflorescence with a few, successive flowers held close to the leaf base

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 1 Pleurothallidinae Vasquez & Ibisch 2000 drawing good; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo ok; Icones Pleurothallidinarum VOl XXVI Luer 2004 as Acianthera deserta drawing fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Acianthera deserta photo fide