Pleurothallis onagriceps Luer & Hirtz 1989 SUBGENUS Ancipitia SECTION Ancipitia Luer 1986 Photo By Patricia Harding.

Side View of Flower Photo By Nelocactus Website.


Common Name The Donkey Head Pleurothallis [refers to the flowers shape]

Flower Size 2/5" [1 cm]

Found in southern Ecuador in cloud forests as a warm to cool growing epiphyte at elevations of 1550 to 1660 meters with erect, slender, sharply ancipitous ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, coriaceous, ovate, acute leaf with the base rounded and shallowly cordate that blooms in the spring on a fascile of successively single flowered, 3/5" [1.5 cm] long inflorescnece that arise from a reclining spathe.

Synonyms Ancipitia onagriceps (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Pleurothallis subgen Ancipita, Scopula and Trisetella Vol 6 1989; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Ancipitia onagriceps