Pleurothallis omissa Luer 1999 SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Brachystachyae Lindley 1859

Drawing by Gustavo Romero

TYPE Drawing

Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Left Out Pleurothallis [refers to the status of the species in Venezuela]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Venezuela in the Amazonas and Apure states at elevations around 150 to 175 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped at the base by 2 to 3, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the summer on a slender, arching, .2" [5 mm] long, becoming slightly thicker towards the apex, congested, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence arising througha spathe at the base of the leaf

Synonyms Acianthera omissa (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XVIII Luer 1999 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing good; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Acianthera omissa photo fide '