Pleurothallis spathulipetala Luer 1996 SUBGENUS Ancipitia SECTION Ancipitia Luer 1986 Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Spathulate Petal Pleurothallis

Flower Size .08" [2mm]

Found in Cundinamarca Colombia without elevational data as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with slender, compressed, erect ramicauls enveloped by a loose, tubular sheath on the lower third and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below int othe petiolate base leaf that blooms on a fascile of slender, .4 to .6" [1 to 1,5 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf and has an infundibular floral bract.

Synonyms Ancipitia spathulipetala (Luer) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 20(2): 227. Luer 1996 Drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Ancipitia spathulipetala ;