Pleurothallis pentamytera Luer 1994 SUBGENUS Aenigma SECTION Aenigma Luer 1986

Photo by Ron Parsons

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Five Pronged Pleurothallis [refers to the 5 lobed lip]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Zamora Chinchipe province of Ecuador at elevations around 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls with 1 to 2, loose, ribbed tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, margin denticulate towards the apex, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a capillary, lateral, .72" [1.8 cm] long, successively few flowered inflorescence with oblique, acute floral bracts

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XI Luer 1994 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 81 #1 2012 photo fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Andinia pentamytra photo fide

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