Pleurothallis toachica Luer & Dodson 1996 SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Brachystachyae Lindley 1859 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

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Common Name The Rio Toachi Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Pichincha Ecuador at elevations around 1200 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect to reclining, 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] long including the stout .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously 5 to 7 flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf.

Synonyms Acianthera toachica (Luer & Dodson) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Acianthera toachica

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