Pleurothallis panica Luer & Dalström 1996 SUBGENUS Aenigma SECTION Aenigma Luer 1986

TYPE Drawing

Drawing by © Carl Luer

Deep ShadeCoolColdLATE Summer EARLYFall

Common Name or Meaning The Pan-Like Pleurothallis [An allusion to the spiculate lateral sepals and the papillose lip and ovary]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Sucumbios province of Ecuador at elevations of 1600 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with an erect,slender ramicaul enveloped completely by 2 thin, loose, tubular, ribbed sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, slender, .2 to .24" [5 to 6 mm] long, successively single, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence arising laterally fromm the ramicaul with an oblique, acute floral bract.

Synonyms Andinia panica (Luer & Dalström) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Luer 1996 drawing fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Andinia panica photo fide