Pleurothallis niesseniae Luer 2001 SUBGENUS Elongatia Luer 1986

Photo by © Henry Oakley.

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

Common Name Niessen's Pleurothallis [Andrea Niessen Colombian Nursery Owner Current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Valle de Cauca department of Colombia without locality although said to be from near Cali as a small sized, caespitose epiphyte with erect, thin ramicauls enveloped by a large tubular bract below the center and 2 at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, lanceolate, acute, narrowing below into the cuneat, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring arising from just beneath the ramicauls apex, erect, peduncle to 2 to 2.8" [5 to 7 cm] long, to 6" [15 cm] long, lax, racemose, few flowered inflorescence with tubular, shorter than the pedicel floral bracts and .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] between each flower.

Synonyms Effusiella niesseniae (Luer) Luer 2007; Specklinia niesseniae (Luer) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología Vol 22 #1 pg 59 Luer 2001 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia niesseniae; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 as Effusiella niesseniae