Pleurothallis juxtaposita Luer 1991 SUBGENUS Acianthera SUBGENUS? Photo by Karremans and The Epidendra Orchid Website

Common Name The Juxtaposed Pleurothallis [refers to the calli above the base of the lip]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm] wide .8" [2 cm] tall

Found in Panama in cloud forests at elevations around 1100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect to ascending ramicauls with 2, tubular bracts around the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, subacute, rounded into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, distantly and simultaneously 2 flowered inflorescence arising from the base of the leaf through a narrow spathe.

Synonyms Acianthera juxtaposita (Luer) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lindleyana 6(2): 103-105. 1991 Luer drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Acianthera juxtaposita