Pleurothallis dukei Luer 1997 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Acroniae SERIES Amphygiae Luer 1998 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name Duke's Pleurothallis [American orchid enthusiast and collector of species current]

Flower Size .08 " [2 mm]

Found in the Darien of Panama at elevations of 750 to 1400 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls with a tightly adpressed, tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute, rounded below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the later summer on a fascile of a few, filiform, 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] long including the 1 to 1.2" [2.5 to 3 cm] long, successively single, 2 to 3 [7] flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf and has an infundibular floral bract.

Synonyms Acronia dukei (Luer) Luer 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Luer 1998 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 1998 drawing fide;