Pleurothallis litensis Luer & Hirtz 2001 SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Brachystachyae Lindl. 1859 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name or Meaning The Lita Pleurothallis [A town in northwestern Ecuador]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Esmeraldas Ecuador in wet forests at elevations around 300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls with a tubular sheath below the middle and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, ovate, acute, round below into the base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect [2 to 3 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising and concealed within a spathe and has tubular floral bracts.

Synonyms Acianthera litensis (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Acianthera litensis;