Pleurothallis dimidia Luer 1999 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Acuminatae Lindley 1859

Photo by Ecuagenera and Their Ecuadorian Orchid Website

Full shade Cold LATER Summer fall

Common Name The Half the Size Pleurothallis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Colombia, Venezuela, Peru and Bolivia at elevations of 2100 to 2800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with blackish, erect, slender ramicauls with a tubular sheath near the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, ercet, thickly coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, subacute to obtuse, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later summer and fall on a loose, subsecund, 1.6 to 3.2" [4 to 8 cm] long, simultaneously several flowered, racemose inflorescence arising through a spathe with an annulus

Similar to P acuminata but smaller in all details including smaller flowers.

Synonyms Anathallis dimidia (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Specklinia dimidia (Luer) Luer 2004; Stelis dimidia (Luer) Karremans 2014

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 as P asperilinguis drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as P asperilinguis drawing ok; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Systematics of Pleurothallis subsection Antenniferae, Longiracemosae, Macrophyllae-racemosae and Subgenera Pseudsostelis and Acuminata Luer 1999 drawing ok; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 1 Pleurothallidinae Vasquez & Ibisch 2000 photo/drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing ok; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 as P aff dimidia photo hmm; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia dimidia; LANKESTERIANA 13(3): 319332 Kerremans 2014 as Stelis dimidia