Pleurothallis morilloi Carnevali & I.Ramírez 1993 SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Brachystachyae Lindley 1859

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


Common Name or Meaning Morillo's Pleurothallis [Venezuelan Botanist current]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Tachira Venezuela at elevations around 300 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with slender, ascending to suberect, anciptous above ramicauls enveloped by tubular sheath and carrying a single, apical, more or less spreading, coriaceous, ellipitcal-ovate, subacute , cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on 1 to 3, erect, lax, 8 to 1" [2 to .5 cm] long including the .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] long peduncle, successively single to 3 flowered inflorescence arising from the base of the leaf.

Synonyms Acianthera morilloi (Carnevali & I.Ramírez) Luer 2004; Specklinia morganii (Luer) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia morganii; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Specklinia mitchelii drawing fide