Pleurothallis hoeijeri Luer & Hirtz 1988 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciclatae Lindl. 1859 Photo by Andreas Kaye and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

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

Common Name Hoeijeri's Pleurothallis [Swedish Collector of Species current ]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Carchi Ecuador at elevations around 1950 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with spreading to erect, stout ramicauls with a close tubular sheath near the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, hjorizontal to spreading, coriaceous, broadly ovate, acute, acuminate, deeply cordate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the fall on a fascile of solitary successivly 3 to 4 at once, several flowered inflorescence arising through and enveloped by a reclining spathe at the base of the leaf.

Synonyms Acronia hoeijeri (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2005; Zosterophyllanthos hoeijeri (Luer & Hirtz) Szlach. & Kulak 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Luer 1999 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide;