Pleurothallis millei Schltr. 1915 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Lindl 1859

Photo by Francisco Tobar and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Drawing

Drawing by Carl Luer

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

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Pichinche and Carchi provinces of Ecuador at elevations around 1200 to 1600 meters as a small sized, cool growing, caespitose 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 short, arising through a reclining spathe, .4" [ 1 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with as long as the pedicel floral bracts.

"A medium sized plant with elongated ramicauls and oblong, subcordate leaves witha reclining spathe. The flowers are basically similar to P bivalvis but distinguished by the acute sepals, withthe three veined dorsa;, narrowly oblong, often more or less slightly pandurate lip with the tip thickened beneath witha broad, conical callus." Luer 2005

P millei is similar to P deflexa, P siphoglossa, P linguifera, P adonis, P grandiflora, P baezaensis 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 ;

Selbyana 3: 90 Luer 1976 as P crassapex drawing fide;

Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 223 Dodson 1980 as P crassapex drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Systematics of Dryadella Systematics of Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Luer 2005 as Acronia millei

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Systematics of Dryadella Systematics of Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Luer 2005 as Acronia millei drawing fide

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