Pleurothallis papuligera Schltr. 1912 SUBGENUS Acuminatia SECTION Alatae Lindley 1859 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name or Meaning The Papule-Bearing Pleurothallis [refers to the coarsly pubescent sepals]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Bolivia at elvations around 2500 to 3300 meters as a miniature to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with an erect, slender to stout ramicaul enveloped by a tubular sheath near the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring and summer on 1 to 2, loose, subsecund, .08" [12 to 27 cm] long including the 1.2 to 2" [3 to 5 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul.

Synonyms Anathallis papuligera (Schltr.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Pleurothallis papuligera var. macra Schltr. 1912; Specklinia papuligera (Schltr.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Luer 1999 drawing fide; Orchids of Bolivia Vasquez & Ibisch Vol 1 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia papuligera