Pleurothallis privigna Luer 1999 SUBGENUS Antilla Luer 2000 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Stepdaughter Pleurothallis [Refers to the imagined relationship with P trichophora]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in the Dominican Republic in cloud forests at elevations around 2100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with an erect, slender ramicaul enveloped by a loose tubular sheath and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, verrucose with denticulate-undulate margins, cuneate below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in earlier fall on an erect, lax, .28" [7 mm] long peduncle, more or less simultaneously 2 flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf

The flowers are very similar to the much larger plant of P trichophora but they differ in the aercuate petals that are narrowly oblong below the middle and very narrowly linear above the middle and the lip is smaller with a proportionately longer claw.

Synonyms Antilla privigna (Luer) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Luer 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Luer 1998 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia polysticta; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014