Pleurothallis kerrii Braga 1981 SUBGENUS Madisonia Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Kerr's Pleurothallis [Brazilian Former director of IPNA 1900's]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Venezuela, Peru and Brazil in lowland forests at elevations around 100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with ramicauls enveloped 1 ribbed, tubular, ciliate sheath and carrying a single, apical, prone, thickly coriaceous, broadly elliptical to suborbicular, obtuse, contracted below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on a loose, erect, filiform, .2" [5 mm] long including the 1 to 1.6" [2.5 to 4 cm] long peduncle, successively few flowered inflorescence arising from the apex of the ramicaul at the base of the leaf.

Synonyms Madisonia kerrii (Braga) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Madisonia kerrii; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2006 as Madisonia kerrii drawing fide

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