Pleurothallis incongrua Luer 1999 SUBGENUS Mixis TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website


Common Name The Incompatible Pleurothallis [refers to its strange morphological features]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Valle de Causa Colombia at elevations around 2400 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by a thin, tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute, slightly acuminate, long-mucronate, broadly cuneate to rounded below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on 1 to a few, erect, lax, 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] long includin the .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously few flowered inflorescence arising through a slender spathe at the base of the leaf and has a infundibular floral bract.

Synonyms Mixis incongrua (Luer) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología Vol 21 #2 pg 127–130, f. [6]. Luer 1999 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Mixus incongrua; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 as Mixus incongrua drawing fide