Pleurothallopsis niesseniae (Luer) Luer 2010 Photo by Ron Parsons and Google Photo Website

Common Name Niessen's Pleurothallopsis [Colombian Orchid Nurserywoman current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Valle de Cauca Colombia without locality as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 7, brown, oblique, imbricating, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a fascile of .08 to .12" [2 to 3 mm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence arising at the apex of the ramicaul.

Synonyms *Restrepiopsis niesseniae Luer 2000

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XX Luer 2000 as Restrepiopsis niesseniae Drawing fide; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXI Luer 2010

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