Pleurothallis hammelii Luer 1997 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Acroniae SERIES Acroniae Luer 1988 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Hammel's Pleurothallis [American Botanist at Missouri Botanical Garden current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in eastern Panama at elevations around 1200 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls with 2 tubular sheaths at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect to suberect, 1.2" [3 cm] long including the .2 to .4" [.5 to 1 cm] long peduncle, loosely and simultaneously 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf and has a infundibular floral bract and carries waxy yellow flowers.

Synonyms Acronia hammelii (Luer) Luer 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Luer 1998 drawing fide;