Pleurothallis miguelii Schltr. 1913 SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Brachystachyae Lindley 1859

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


Common Name or Meaning Miguel's Pleurothallis [Dominican Padre Miguel Fuertes, first collector of species 1900's]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in the Dominican Republic in forests at elevations around 700 to 1200 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped below the middle by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, rigid, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the fall and spring on a strict, lax, secund, minutely scabrous, 1.6 to 3.2" [4 to 8 cm] long including the .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously few to several flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe and has a tubular floral bract

Synonyms Acianthera miguelii (Schltr.) Luer 2004; Anathallis miguelii (Schltr.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Acianthera miguelii; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014 drawing fide