Pleurothallis loreae Carnevali & I.Ramírez 2003 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciclatae Lindl. 1859 Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name or Meaning Lorea's Pleurothallis [Mexican Orchid Botanist and co-collector of species]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in coastal Falcon Venezuela at elevations around 1300 to 1500 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped with a close tubular sheath below the middle and 1 to 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, horizontal, coriaceous, ovate, acute, deeply cordate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the summer on a successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising and mostly concealed within a reclining spathe at the base of the leaf.

Synonyms Acronia loreae (Carnevali & I.Ramírez) Luer 2005; Zosterophyllanthos loreae (Carnevali & I.Ramírez) Szlach. & Kulak 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia loreae drawing fide