Pleurothallis lepidota L.O.Williams 1940 SUBGENUS Unguella Luer 2004

Photo by Byron Rinke and The Oklahoma Orchid Society Website.


Photo by Woodstream Orchids and their Woodstream Orchids Website.

Common Name

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of 1000 to 1300 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender, pendent ramcauls enveloped by 3 inflated, tuublar sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, pendent, sharp margined, purple veined and suffused, elliptical, subacute, acuminate, rounded or cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on a flaccid, pendent, disitichous, successively several flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Acianthera lepidota (L.O.Williams) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Unguella lepidota (L.O.Williams) Luer 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol 3 Luer 1986; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Unguella lepidota; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Acianthera lepidota photo fide