Pleurothallis ibex Luer 1979 SUBGENUS Aenigma Luer 1986 Photo by Alexander Hirtz

TYPE Drawing Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Wild Goat Pleurothallis [refers to the lobes of the lip that resemble the horns and beard of a goat]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Imbabura Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations around 3000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls with 1 to 2 thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute to subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a loose, .8 to 1.4" [2 to 3.5 cm] long including the capillary peduncle, successively 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence arising laterally from the ramicaul and has an oblique, acute floral bract.

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XI Luer 1994; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide;