Pleurothallis driessenii Luer 2000 SUBGENUS Ancipitia SECTION Ancipitia Luer 1986

Photo by Wiel Driessen and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

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, .24 to .32" [6 to 8 mm] long, successive, few flowered inflorescence arising through a reclining spathe

Synonyms Ancipitia driessenii (Luer) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Luer 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Ancipitia driessenii; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 #4 2009 as Ancipitia driessenii photo fide;