Pleurothallis solium Luer 1982 SUBGENUS Ancipitia SECTION Ancipitia Luer 1986

Lip Detail Photos by Francis J Quesada-Pallares

Full ShadeCoolLATEWinter

Common Name The Armchair Pleurothallis [refers to the shape of the lip]

Flower Size .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm]

Found in southeastern Ecuador at elevations of 1200 to 1800 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect, sharply ancipitous above the middle ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, suberect to spreading, coriaceous, ovate, acute, basally rounded, subcordate and sessile leaf that blooms in the late winter on a filiform, suberect, .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] long, fascile of solitary, successive, single flowered inflorescence arising through a reclining spathe.

Synonyms Ancipitia solium (Luer) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol 3 Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol 6 Luer 1989 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Ancipitia solium; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide