Pleurothallis eccentrica Luer & Hirtz 1988 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Antenniferae Luer 1998

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Plant and Flowers

Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

Common Name The Eccentric Pleurothallis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations of 2200 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial on road embankments or epiphyte on trees in cloud forests with slender, erect, ramicauls with close, tubular sheaths above the base and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, erect, narrowly ovate, acute, lightly acuminate, basally cuneate with or without a petiolate leaf that blooms in the winter on a loose, slender, 1.2" to 2" [3 to 5 cm] long, 2 flowered singly produced inflorescence arising from a reclining spathe at the base of the leaf


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Systematics of Pleurothallis subsection Antenniferae, Longiracemosae, Macrophyllae-racemosae and Subgenera Pseudsostelis and Acuminata Luer 1999 drawing fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014 as Apatoglossum excentricum