Pleurothallis inornata Luer & Hirtz 1989 SUBGENUS Ancipitia SECTION Ancipitia Luer 1986 Photo by The Ecuagenera Website

Drawing Drawing by Atwood and The Epidendra Orchid Website


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 Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations around 1700 to 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing 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 a fascile of .2 to .24" [5 to 6 mm] long, successive single, few flowered inflorescence arising from the base of the leaf through a reclining spathe

Synonyms Ancipitia inornata (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol VI Luer 1989 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Ancipitia inornata