Pleurothallis instar Luer 1977 SUBGENUS Ancipitia SECTION Ancipitia Luer 1986 Photo by Karremans and The Epidendra Orchid Website


Common Name The Similar Pleurothallis [refer to it's similarity to P eumecocaulon]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Panama in cloud forests at elevations around 1000 to 1100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect, laterally compressed above the middle ramicauls with a tubular bract below the middle and 2 to 3 tubular sheaths at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, cuneate to rounded to shallowly cordate into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the late summer through winter on a fascile of .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] long, successive single, few flowered inflorescence arising from the base of the leaf through a reclining spathe


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol VI Luer 1989 drawing fide; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide;