Pleurothallis dunstervillei Foldats 1968

SUBGENUS Ancipitia SECTION Ancipitia Luer 1986

Photo by Eric Hunt


Photo by Walter Teague

Common Name Dunsterville's Pleurothallis [American Orchid Enthusiast]

Flower Size 2/5" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela at elevations of 1100 to 3000 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing, epiphyte in humid forest with stout, erect ramicauls that are terete below the middle and slightly compressed above the middle and carrying a single, apical, rigid, coriaceous, erect to spreading, ovate, acute leaf that is carinate externally that blooms in the spring on a fascile of a few to many single flowered, 3/4" [2 cm] long inflorescence that arise from a reclining spathe.

Synonyms Ancipitia dunstervillei (Foldats) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 10 1979 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 No 2 1986 photo fide; Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986; Orchids of Venezuela Dunsterville 1987 drawing/photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Pleurothallis subgen Ancipita, Scopula and Trisetella Vol 6 1989; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 as P dunstervilleorum photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo hmm; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Ancipitia dunstervillei; Orchid Digest Vol 71 No 3 2007 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orchids of Tropical America Meisel 2014 photo fide;