Pleurothallis loejtnantii Luer 1996 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Antenniferae Luer 1998 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name or Meaning Loejtnant's Pleurothallis [Danish co-discoverer of species current]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Sucumbios Ecuador in wet lowland forests at elevations under 300 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls with a thin tubular sheath on the lower third and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, narrowly ovate, acute, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms on a an erect, distchous, to 4.8" [12 cm] long including the 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long, peduncle, subdensely and simultaneously several flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf and has an infundibular floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Luer 1999 drawing fide;