Pleurothallis millei Schltr. 1915 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciclatae Lindl. 1859 Photo by Francisco Tobar and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website


Common Name Mille's Pleurothallis [Original collector of species 1900's]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 1200 to 1600 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath below the middle and 2 others at the base and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, oblong, subacute, acuminate, subcordate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the fall through spring on a .4" [ 1 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising through a reclining spathe .

P millei is similar to P adonis, P deflexa, P linguifera, P grandiflora, P siphoglossa,and P sarcochila in the large sized flowers.

Synonyms Acronia millei (Schltr.) Luer 2005; Pleurothallis crassapex Luer 1976; Zosterophyllanthos millei (Schltr.) Szlach. & Kulak 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 223 Dodson 1980 as P crassapex drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia millei drawing fide