Pleurothallis dorotheae Luer 1980 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Lindl 1859 Photo by Daniel Jimenez

Yellow Flower Variety Photo by Byron Rinke

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; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 5 Morales 2009 photo fide;