Pleurothallis loejtnantii Luer 1996 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Antenniferae Luer 1998

TYPE 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 province of Ecuador in wet lowland forests at elevations under 300 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot growing, caespitose 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, arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf, 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 with an infundibular, longer than the pedicel floral bract.

"Distinguished by the narrowly ovate leaves surpassed by a distichous, raceme of several small purple flowers. The synsepal is deeply boat-shaped, narrowly linear petals have a thickened, subclavate, obtuse apex and the lip is trilobed with broadly rounded lateral lobes and a small, concave middle lobe between and deflexed the base." Luer 1999

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Lindleyana 11: 166 Luer 1996 drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Systematics of Pleurothallis subsection Antenniferae, Longiracemosae, Macrophyllae-racemosae and Subgenera Pseudsostelis and Acuminata Luer 1999

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Systematics of Pleurothallis subsection Antenniferae, Longiracemosae, Macrophyllae-racemosae and Subgenera Pseudsostelis and Acuminata Luer 1999 drawing fide;

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