Pleurothallis eximia L.O.Williams 1942 SUBGENUS Acianthera Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Distinguished Pleurothallis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Mexico in lower montane rainforests and cloud forests at elevations of 1000 to 1970 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 loose tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute, broadly cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the later winter and early spring on an erect to arching .6" [1.5 cm] long including the .28" [7mm] long peduncle, distichous, simultaneously 3 to 6 flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf.

Synonyms Acianthera eximia (L.O.Williams) Solano 2002 publ. 2003; Physosiphon eximia (L.O.Williams) Garay 1974

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 5-6 Plate 505 Hagsater & Soto 2002 as Acianthera eximia drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Acianthera exima; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez Lopez & Dressler 2005 as Acianthera eximia