Pleurothallis ibex Luer 1979 SUBGENUS Aenigma SECTION Aenigma Luer 1986

Photo by Alexander Hirtz

TYPE Drawing

TYPE 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 province of Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations around 3000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing, densely caespitose 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 an erect, arising laterally from the ramicaul, loose, .8 to 1.4" [2 to 3.5 cm] long including the capillary peduncle, successively 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence with an oblique, acute, much shorter than the pedicel floral bract.

"It is identified by the small, ascending habit: a successive, two or three-flowered inflorescence; a papillose ovary; narrowly acute sepals; linear petals: and a trilobed lip. The apical lobe is a narrow apiculum while the narrowly triangular lateral lobes diverge to either side. The body of the lip is thick and held against the under surface of the footless column," Luer 1994

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Selbyana 5(2): 168. Luer 1979 Drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986 drawing fide;

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.Chase2001 as Andinia ibex;

Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide;

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