Pleurothallis imitor Luer 1996 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciclatae Lindl. 1859 Drawing by Atwood and The Epidendra Orchid Website


Common Name The Imitator Pleurothallis [refer to it's similarity to others in Section Macrophyllas-fasciculatae]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Puntarenas Costa Rica at elevations around 1500 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls with a close tubular sheath below the middle and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute, cordatre into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the later summer on a fascile of 1 to 2, .6 to .72" [1.5 to 1.8 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence arising from the base of the leaf

Synonyms Acronia imitor (Luer) Luer 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XVII Luer 1999 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia imitor;