Pleurothallis miniatura (Luer, Thoerle & F.Werner) J.M.H.Shaw 2014

TYPE Drawing by Werner & Thoerle and Miscellaneous New Species 2011

Common Name The Miniature Copy Pleurothallis [refers to its smaller, yet similar stature to P coriacardia]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Zamora-Chinchipe province of Ecuador at elevations around 1800 to 1900 meters meters as a small sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with a slender, erect ramicaul enveloped by a tubular sheath at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, slightly acuminate, shallowly cordate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, arising through and enveloped by a slender spathe longer than the .12 to .16" [3 to 4 mm] long peduncle, single flowered inflorescence with a shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

"Similar to P coriacardia but P miniatura is smaller and the petals are narrowly attenuate." Thoerle & Werner 2011

Synonyms *Acronia miniatura Luer, Thoerle & F.Werner 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Miscellaous New Species in Pleurothallidinae Werner & Thoerle 2011 as Acronia miniatura drawing fide;

* Orchid Rev. 122: 77 J M H Shaw 2014;