Pleurothallis tetrachaeta Luer & Hirtz 1998 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciclatae Lindl. 1859

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Orchid Website

Full shadeHotWarm CoolEARLY Summer

Common Name The 4 Haired Pleurothallis [refers to the hair-like apices of the sepals and petals]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm] wide by 3" [7.5 cm] long

Found in Esmeraldas Ecuador in wet forests at elevations around 750 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a slender, suberect ramicaul enveloped close tubular sheaths at the base and carrying a single, apical, subspreading, thinly coriaceous, ovate, acute, long mucronate, broadly cuneate to rounded below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the early summer on a fascile of 1 to 1.4" [2.5 to 3.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising through a prostrate spathe at the base of the leaf

Synonyms Acronia tetrachaeta (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2005

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