Pleurothallis hystricosa Luer 1994 SUBGENUS Aenigma SECTION Aenigma Luer 1986

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer


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, .52" [1.3 cm] long, distantly, successively 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence arising laterally from the ramicaul with oblique, acute floral bracts

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XI Luer 1994 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XIV Luer 1996; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Andinia hystricosa photo fide