Pleurothallis hjertingii Luer 1997 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Antenniferae Luer 1998 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Hjerting's Pleurothallis [Danish Collector of Species 1900's]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Peru at elevations around 2300 to 2800 meters as a medium sized, cold growing, scandent epiphyte with spreading to erect, slender to stout, prolific ramicauls with distant tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the in the fall on a solitary, erect, 4 to 8" [10 to 20 cm] long including the 2 to 4" [5 to 10 cm] long peduncle, distantly several flowered inflorescence arising through a fugaceous spathe at the base of the leaf and has a tubular floral bract.

Synonyms Pleurothallis lindenii var. longiracema C.Schweinf. 1953; Pleurothallis secunda var. longiracema (C.Schweinf.) C.Schweinf. 1955

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Luer 1999 drawing fide; Macchu Picchu Orchids Eric Christenson 2003;