Pleurothallis herrerae Luer 1991 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscariae Luer 1986

Photo by Eric Hunt

Another Flower

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Type Drawing

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Common Name Herrera's Pleurothallis

Flower Size

Found in Guatemala in wet pine-oak forests at elevations around 2100 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial that blooms in the summer and late fall.

Synonyms Acianthera herrerae (Luer) Solano & Soto Arenas 2002 publ. 2003; Brenesia herrerae (Luer) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Brenesia herrerae; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 as Acianthera herrerae photo fide; Diversity of Pleurothallidinae in Guatemala: An Endangered Orchid Subtribe with High Economic and Horticultural Potentials Edgar Mo Mo, Cetzal, Basu and Vega 2017 as Acianthera herrerae photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 as Acianthera herrerae; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Acianthera herrerae photo fide