Pleurothallis lappacea Luer 2000

SUBGENUS Aenigma SECTION Aenigmata Luer 1986 Photos by Lourens Grobler

Another Color Form Photo courtesy of Walter Teague.


Common Name The Burr Pleurothallis [refers to the ovary]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Carchi Ecuador at elevations of 1200 to 1300 meters as a cool growing epiphyte with 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 floral bract.

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

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Luer 2000 drawing fide; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 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