Pleurothallis sotarae Schltr. 1920 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciclatae Lindl. 1859 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Mt Sotara' Pleurothallis [a Volcano where the species was collected]

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Cauca Colombia at elevations of 2800 to 3200 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath below the middle and another 2 at the base and carrying a single, apical, suberect to nearly horizontal, coriaceous, ovate, subacute, cordate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the late spring through mid fall on a successively single, few flowered inflorescence, arising through and concealed by a reclining spathe and has a tubular floral bract.

Synonyms Acronia sotarae (Schltr.) Luer 2005; Zosterophyllanthos sotarae (Schltr.) Szlach. & Kulak 2006

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