Pleurothallis spathuliformis Luer & R.Vásquez 1999 SUBGENUS Acuminatia SECTION Acuminatae Luer 1986

Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Epidendra Orchid Website

Full Shade Cold LATESpring EARLYSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Spatula-Shaped Pleurothallis [refers to the petals and lip]

Flower Size .28 to .32" [7 to 8 mm]

Found Bolivia in cloud forests at elevations of 2600 to 2900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphtye with erect, blackish, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths below the middle and at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse to rounded, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a subcongested, secund, 2 to 4.4" [5 to 11 cm] long, simultaneously several flowered inflorescence arising through a narrow spathe with an annulus at the apex of the ramicaul

Synonyms Anathallis spathuliformis (Luer & R.Vásquez) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Specklinia spathuliformis (Luer & R.Vásquez) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *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 spathuliforma;