Pleurothallis scintillata Luer 1981 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Antenniferae 1998 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Sparkling Pleurothallis [refers to the flower]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 2100 to 3000 meters as a miniature to just medium sized, cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial on roadbanks with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped with a tubular sheath near the middle and 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ovate-elliptical, acute, narrowly subcordate-cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on 1 to 2, subcongested, 3.6 to 6" [9 to 15 cm] long including the 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a slender spathe at the base of the leaf with an infundibular floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Luer 1999 drawing fide;