Pleurothallis jesupiorum Luer & Hirtz 1996 SUBGENUS Acuminatia SECTION Acuminatae Luer 1986 TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Jesup's Pleurothallis [American Orchid Enthusiasts and collectors of species current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Zamora-Chinchipe Ecuador at elevations around 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, blackish, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, tubular sheaths below the middle and at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a loose, distichous, 1.2 to 2.4" [3 to 6 cm] long including the .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously several flowered inflorescence arising through a narrow spathe from an annulus just below the apex of the ramicaul.

Synonyms Anathallis jesupiorum (Luer & Hirtz) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Specklinia jesupiorum (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Luer 1999 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia jesupiorum; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide as Anathallis jesupiorum

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