Pleurothallis hemileuca Luer 1982 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Lindl 1859

Photo by Alfonso Doucette

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Half White Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Chiriqui province of Panama at elevations around 1000 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing, caespitose 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 short, arising through a reclining spathe with the peduncle concealed within andsuccessivley single flowered inflorescence with a tubular, shorter than the pedicel floral bract.

"The solitary flower, part of the P bivalvis complex, is borne at the base of the long, narrow, horizontal, satiny green leaf is most distinctive in the smaller pant and flower and the contrasting color of the rounded, deep purple lip lying upon the white synsepal. Luer 1982

Synonyms Acronia hemileuca (Luer) Luer 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Selbyana 7(1): 118. Luer 1982;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Systematics of Dryadella Systematics of Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Luer 2005 drawing as Acronia hemileuca drawing fide