Pleurothallis furcifera Luer 1976 SUBGENUS Ancipitia SECTION Ancipitia Luer 1986 Photo by Wiel Driessen and Facebook Website

Type Drawing Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Fork Bearing Pleurothallis [refers to the bifid lip]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Huanaco Peru at elevations around 1450 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect, laterally compressed above the middle ramicauls with a tubular sheath above the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, rigid, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the fall on a fascile of filiform, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising through and concealed mostly by a reclining spathe arising from above the base of the leaf.

Synonyms Ancipitia furcifera (Luer) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol VI Luer 1989 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 158 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Ancipitia furcifera