Pleurothallis inornata Luer & Hirtz 1989 SUBGENUS Ancipitia SECTION Ancipitia Luer 1986

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TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Orchid Website

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

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Morona-Santiago province of Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations around 1700 to 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect, sharply ancipitous ramicauls with 2 to 3 tubular sheaths near or at the base and carrying a single, apical, more or less spreading, coriaceous, ovate, acute, rounded to shallowly cordate into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the summer on horizontal, arising from the base of the leaf through a reclining spathe, .2 to .24" [5 to 6 mm] long, a fascile of successive single, few flowered inflorescence with shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

" One of the smallest of the subgenus with erect held petals in a non-resupinate flower parallel to the margins of the dorsal sepal. The lip is simple, in deference to others in the subgenus, other than the similar !Pleurothallis anceps and Pleurothallis eumecocaulon but proportionally large nearly filling the concavity of the synsepal." Luer 1989

Synonyms Ancipitia inornata (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol VI Systematics of Pleurothallis subgen Ancipita, Scopula and Trisetella Luer 1989

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol VI Systematics of Pleurothallis subgen Ancipita, Scopula and Trisetella Luer 1989 drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Pleurothallis subgenus Acianthera and Three Allied subgenera, A Second Century of new Species of Stelis of Ecuador, Epibator, Ophidion and Zootrophion Luer 2004 as Ancipitia inornata

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