Pleurothallis erosa Urb. 1917


Plant and Flowers

Photos by Mikael Karlbom and hisFlickr Orchid Photo Website

Common Name The Erose Pleurothallis [refers to the leaf margins]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in the Dominican Republic and Haiti at elevations around 1000 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender ramicauls enveloped by 3 tubular sheaths with the uppermost longest and carrying a single, erect in relation tothe ramicaul, coriaceous, minutely crenulate margined, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the fall, winter and spring on a loose, flexuous, disitchous, 1.2 to 1.8" [3 to 4.5 cm] long including the .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm] long slender peduncle, simultaneously few flowered inflorescence arising through a spatrheat the leaf base and has oblique, dilated floral bracts.

Synonyms Antilla erosa (Urb.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Luer 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Antilla erosa; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014 drawing fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Acianthera erosa photo fide