Pleurothallis henrici Schltr. 1921 SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Brachystachyae Lindley 1859

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


Common Name Henric's Pleurothallis [German Heinrich von Eggers collector of species 1900's]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Manabi province of Ecuador in littoral forests at elevations around sealevel to 100 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot growing epiphyte with erect, slender, terete ramicauls with a close fitting sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, purple suffused, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the late spring and summer on a loose, distichous, 1.8 to 2.2" [4.5 to 5.5 cm] long including the .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously several flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf.

Synonyms Acianthera henrici (Schltr.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; ICones Pkantarum Tropicarum Plate 234 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Luer 1999 drawing fide; Phytotaxa 490 (2) Zambrano & Solano 2021 as Acianthera henrici