Pleurothallis hystricosa Luer 1994 SUBGENUS Aenigma SECTION Aenigma Luer 1986

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

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Common Name The Prickly Pleurothallis [refer to the sepals and ovary]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Huila department of Colombia in dwarf forests at elevations around 2500 to 2600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 thin, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-obovate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later summer on a capillary, arising laterally from the ramicaul, .52" [1.3 cm] long, distantly, successively 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with oblique, acute, shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

"P hystricosa is distinguished by the tiny, caespitose habit with petiolate leaves; proportionally large, long-spiculate ovaries; carinate-spiculate sepals; subulate petals: and a trilobed lip with uncinate, lateral lobes. The collector noted that the flower colors were red and green. Closely allied to P trimytera but it differs by having microscopic petals." Luer 1994

Synonyms Andinia hystricosa (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XI Systematics of Lepanthes Subgenus Brachycladium and Pleurothallis Subgenus Aenigma, Subgenus Elongata and Subgenus Kranzlinella Luer 1994

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XI Systematics of Lepanthes Subgenus Brachycladium and Pleurothallis Subgenus Aenigma, Subgenus Elongata and Subgenus Kranzlinella Luer 1994 Drawing fide;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001 as Andinia hystricosa;

Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XIV Luer 1996; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Andinia hystricosa photo fide

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