Pleurothallis pantasmoides C.Schweinf. 1951 SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Sicariae SUBSECTION Sicariae Luer 1986

Photo by Lourens Grobler

Full shade Warm Cold Spring Summer

Common Name The Pantasma-Like Pleurothallis

Flower Size 1/4" [8 mm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru at elevations of [650?] 1500 to 3000 meters as a medium sized, [warm] cool to cold growing epiphyte with slightly arcuate, basally terete ramicauls carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic-oblong, obtuse, cuneate and decurrent below into the base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on to 4, very short, arcuate-recurved, densely few flowered inflorescence arising from the apex of the stem, which is above the base of the leaf.

Synonyms Acianthera pantasmoides (C. Schweinf.) Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001; Humboltia pantasmoides (C. Schweinf.) C. Schweinf.1951

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Schweinfurth 1959; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Acianthera pantasmoides; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide as Acianthera pantasmoides; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Acianthera pantasmoides photo fide