Pleurothallis manningiana Mark Wilson, Salas Guerr. & B.T.Larsen 2017

SECTION Ancipita

Photo by Wiel Driessen


Comparison photo of Lips

Comparison photo of Columns

Photos by Mark Wilson

Part Shade Cool Winter Spring

Common Name Manning's Pleurothallis [English Pleurothallid Enthusiast and curator of the National Pleurothallid Collection at the Chester Zoo UK current]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in central Ecuador and northern Peru on the eastern slope of the Andes at elevations around 1300 meters as a small sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, slender, provided with a single, papery, basal sheath, sharply ancipitous ramicaul carrying a single, apical, erect to suberect, ovate, acute, cuneate, sessile, entire, coriaceous leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on a fascile of solitary, successive flowers arising through a reclining, spathaceous bract at the base of the leaf.

"Pleurothallis manningiana is similar to both Pleurothallis arietina and Pleurothallis nelsonii from which it differs in the color of the sepals (cream colored or sometimes pale yellow with three brown stripes and occasionally brown spots vs. “Pinard yellow” in P. arietina and white suffused with rose in P. nelsonii); the color of the petals (cream colored or sometimes pale yellow suffused at the base with brown vs. “Pinard yellow” in P. arietina and white in P. nelsonii); the degree of openness of the flowers or sepal angle (wide open or ~70–90° in P. manningiana vs. partially open or ~50– 70° in P. arietina and P. nelsonii); the surface texture of the flowers (smooth in P. manningiana vs. verrucose in P. arietina and P. nelsonii)." Wilson, Salas Guerr. & B.T.Larsen 2017

Part of the P crocodiliceps group which consists of P arietina, P microchila, P nelsonii, P andreae, P weilii and P kelsoae


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* LANKESTERIANA 17(2): 165—191. Wilson, Dupree, Driessen, Bruno T. Larsen, Armin Löckher, Niessen, José Portilla, Guerrero, Andres, Suarez, Tobar-Suárez 2017 photo/drawing fide;