Pleurothallis lappacea Luer 2000 SUBGENUS Aenigma SECTION Aenigma Luer 1986

Photos by Lourens Grobler

Another Color Form

Photo courtesy of Walter Teague.

TYPE Drawing

TYPE drawing by Carl Luer

LATER

Common Name The Burr Pleurothallis [refers to the ovary]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Carchi province of Ecuador at elevations of 1200 to 1300 meters as a cool growing, shortly repent epiphyte with more or less ascending rhizome giving rise to suberect, ramicauls enveloped by 2 thin, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a slender, .36 to .4" [9 to 10 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a thin, tubular, shorter than the pedicel floral bract.

"Characterized by the small, ascending habit,a single flower borne by a peduncle about as long as the sepals, a densely long-spiculate ovary, a pubescent dorsal sepal and broad synsepal, minute ciliate petals and a minutely verrucose, subquadrate lip. The lip is shallowly bilobed with the corners at both the apex and base rounded." Luer 2000

Synonyms Andinia lappacea (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Systematics of Jostia, Andinia, Barbosella, Barbrodia & Pleurothallis subgen Antilla, Effusia and Restrepioidia Luer 2000

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Systematics of Jostia, Andinia, Barbosella, Barbrodia & Pleurothallis subgen Antilla, Effusia and Restrepioidia Luer 2000 drawing fide;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001 as Andinia lappacea;

Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide;

Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Parsons & Gerritsen 2013 as Andinia lappacea photos fide

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