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

Plant and Flowers Photos by The French Orchid Society Nord Website


Another Angle Photos courtesy of Patricia Harding


Common Name The Black-Spotted Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations of 1070 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte in riverine forests with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, close, tubular sheaths and another near the middle and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, cuneate into the subsessile base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, densly many simultaneously flowered, 8" [20 cm] long, racemose inflorescence arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Systematics of Pleurothallis subsection Antenniferae, Longiracemosae, Macrophyllae-racemosae and Subgenera Pseudsostelis and Acuminata Luer 1999 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide;