Pleurothallis soratana Rchb.f. 1881 SUBGENUS Acuminatia SECTION Acuminatae Lindley 1859 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Sorata Pleurothallis [a Community near where the species was collected]

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in La Paz Bolivia at elevations of 2950 to 3300 meters as a mini-miniture to miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, ascending-erect ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath above the middle and another below the middle and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, broadly elliptical, slightly obtuse to rounded apically, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring and early summer on a loose, subsecund, .6 to 1.2" [1.5 to 3 cm] long including the .4" [1 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul

Synonyms Anathallis soratana (Rchb.f.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Humboltia soratana (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Specklinia soratana (Rchb.f.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Luer 1999 drawing fide; Orchids of Bolivia Vasquez & Ibisch Vol 1 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia soratana