Pleurothallis guttata Luer 1976

SUBGENUS Elongatia Luer 1986

Photo by Ron Hanko.

Full Shade WarmSummer

Common Name The Spotted Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in western Ecuador at elevations of 650 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect, ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-obovate, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a descanding, 1.2 to 2.4" [3 to 6 cm] long, distantly, successively few flowered inflorescence arising laterally from the ramicaul.

Synonyms Elongatia guttata (Luer) Luer 2004; Stelis guttata (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XI Luer drawing fide 1994; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Elongatia gutatta;