Pleurothallis hemileuca Luer 1982 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Lindl 1859 Photo by Alfonso Doucette

Common Name The Half White Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Panama at elevations around 1000 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with slender, more or less horizontal ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single apical, horizontal, coriaceous, lightly suffused with purple, narrowly ovate, acute shallowly cordate and sessile base leaf that blooms in the winter on a successivley single flowered inflorescence arising through a reclining spathe and has the peduncle concealed within and has a tubular floral bract.

Synonyms Acronia hemileuca (Luer) Luer 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 drawing as Acronia hemileuca drawing fide