Pleurothallis dorotheae Luer 1980 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Lindl 1859

Photo by Daniel Jimenez

Yellow Flower Variety

Photo by Byron Rinke

BiColor flower with different leaf shape Photo by Jay Pfahl

Dark Color Variety Photo by Danny Lentz

Full shade WarmWinterSpring

Common Name or Meaning Dorothea's Pleurothallis [Daughter of Charles Lankester American in Costa Rica]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations around 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect, suberect to horizontal ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath in the lower half and 1 to 2 others at the base leaf and carrying a single, apical, suberect to horizontal, rigid, thickly coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate and sessile base leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on a fascile of successively single flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe with the peduncle concealed within and carrying thin tubular floral bracts and a non-resupinate flower

Synonyms Acronia dorotheae (Luer) Luer 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 drawing fide as Acronia dorothea; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 9 2007 photo fide; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 5 Morales 2009 photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide