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

LATER EARLY

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

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