Pleurothallis somnolenta Luer 1996

SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Acroniae SERIES Amphigyne Luer 1998 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Sleeping Pleurothallis [an allusion to the gaping nodding flowers]

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Choco' Colombia in cloud forests at elevations of 2000 to 2600 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by a close tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, slightly acuminate, acute, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the later summer on a congested, fascile of .68 to .72" [1.7 to 1.8 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising through a thin spathe at the base of the leaf.

Synonyms Acronia somnolenta (Luer) Luer 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Luer 1998 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia somnolenta