Pleurothallis driessenii Luer 2000 SUBGENUS Ancipitia SECTION Ancipitia Luer 1986

Photo by Wiel Driessen and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name Driesen's Pleurothallis [German Orchid enthusiast and discoverer of species current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Ecuador without locational data as a mini-miniature sized, caespitose epiphyte with erect slender, compressed ramicauls enveloped by a tubular bract below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, broadly cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the spring on a solitary, arising through a reclining spathe, .24 to .32" [6 to 8 mm] long, successive, few flowered inflorescence with a half or much shorter than the pedicel floral bract.

"Characterized by the small habit, slender ramicauls that are ancipitous towards the elaf, an elliptical, sessile leaf, a small flower with ovate,concave, dorsal sepal and synsepal and obovate petals thatare thickened at the tip. The lip is ovate and concave with erect, obtuse margins above the middle." Luer 2000

Synonyms Ancipitia driessenii (Luer) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Systematics of Jostia, Andinia, Barbosella, Barbrodia & Pleurothallis subgen Antilla, Effusia and Restrepioidia Luer 2000

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Systematics of Jostia, Andinia, Barbosella, Barbrodia & Pleurothallis subgen Antilla, Effusia and Restrepioidia Luer 2000 drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Pleurothallis subgenus Acianthera and Three Allied subgenera, A Second Century of new Species of Stelis of Ecuador, Epibator, Ophidion and Zootrophion Luer 2004

as Ancipitia driessenii;

AOS Bulletin Vol 78 #4 2009 as Ancipitia driessenii photo fide;

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