Pleurothallis lamia Luer 1979 SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Brachystachyae Lindley 1859 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Bugbear Pleurothallis [refers to the appearance of the flower]

Flower Size .2 [5 mm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations of 2900 to 3300 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, sharply 3 winged, thicker towards the apex ramicauls with 2 to 3 thin, tubular sheath at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, fleshy coriaceous, elliptical-ovate, acute to subacute, sessile base leaf that blooms in the winter and again in the summer on a fascile of successive, congested, 6 to 10" [15 to 25 cm] long including the .2" [5 mm] long peduncle, simultaneously 2 to 6 flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the apex of the ramicaul

Synonyms Acianthera lamia (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2005 drawing fide