Pleurothallis heliconioides Luer & R.Vásquez 1980 SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Brachystachyae Lindley 1859

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


Common Name The Heliconia Like Pleurothallis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Bolivia at unknown elevations as a small sized epiphyte with erect, stout, terete ramicauls with a tubular sheath below the middle and 1 to 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, elliptical, acute, rounded or broadly cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the early summer on a pendent, lax, flaccid, 8 to 9.2" [20 to 23 cm] long including the 2.8" [7 cm] long peduncle, distichous, simultaneously several flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf and has a tubular floral bract.

Synonyms Acianthera heliconioides (Luer & R.Vásquez) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 1 Pleurothallidinae Vasquez & Ibisch 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Acianthera heliconoides photo fide