Pleurothallis sicula Luer & R.Vásquez 997 publ. 1998 SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Sicariae SUBSECTION Sicariae Luer 1986 Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Pleurothallis sicaria-Like Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Ecuador and Bolivia at elevations around 1000 to 1850 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with sharply three winged, erect, gradually widening above ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 thin tubular sheaths at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrolwy elliptical-ovate, acute, the margins continuous with the ramicaul wings below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the spring on a congested, to .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm] long including the .2" [5 mm] long peduncle, simultaneously 4 to 5 flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the apex of the ramicaul.

Synonyms Acianthera sicula (Luer & R.Vásquez) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Bolivia Vasquez & Ibisch Vol 1 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Acianthera sicula