Pleurothallis membracidoides Luer 1980 SUBGENUS Ancipitia SECTION Ancipitia Luer 1986

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name or Meaning The Membracidae-Like Pleurothallis [A treehopper of the order Homoptera in the insect world, an allusion to the shape of the lip resembing the insect]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Narino Colombia in forests at elevations around 1600 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath above the middle and 1 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, rigid, coriaceous, ovate, acute, carinate exterally, obtusely cuneate below into the rounded, sessile sides decurrent on the ramicaul leaf that blooms in the fall on a fascile of .6" [1.5 cm] long, filiform, erect, successsively single flowered inflorescence arising and partly concealed by a reclining spathe.

Synonyms Ancipitia membracidoides (Luer) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol VI Luer 1989 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Ancipitia membracidioides