Pleurothallis regalis Luer 1979SUBGENUS Acuminatia SECTION Acuminatae Lindley 1859 Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Full shade Cool LATESummer

Common Name or Meaning The Royal Pleurothallis [Refers to the flowers color]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Ecuador in shady, wet tropical forests at elevations around 1250 to 2000 [3000] meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, superposed, slender to stout, 2 to 4.8" [5 to 12 cm] long ramicaul enveloped basally by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and another below the middle and carrying an erect, coriaceous, single, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer on a loose, subsecund, 4 to 10" [10 to 25 cm] long, racemose, simultaneously several to many flowered inflorescence arising from an annulus just below the apex of the ramicaul.

Synonyms Anathallis regalis (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Specklinia regalis (Luer) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 210 Dodson 1980 drawing good; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Luer 1999 drawing fide; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Anathallis regalis; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia regalis;