Pleurothallis verecunda Schltr. 1922 SUBGENUS Acianthera [Scheidw.] Luer 1986

Photo by Alexander Hirtz

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Plant and Flowers ? NOT

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Drawing

Drawing by Carl Luer

Full Shade Hot

Common Name The Warty Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Guatemala, Nicaragua, Heredia province of Costa Rica, Panama province of Panama, Valle de Cauca department of Colombia and Cotopaxi province of Ecuador at elevations of 70 to 550 meters as a small sized, hot growing, shortly repent to caespitose epiphyte with an erect ramicaul enveloped basally by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, narrowly ovate, acute, abruptly narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, subtended by a spathe at the base of the leaf, 2" [5 cm] long, few to several flowered inflorescence with as long as the pedicel floral bracts.

"Characterized by an acute, elliptical, thickly coriaceous leaf borne by a terete ramicaul. The raceme is short with a few, fleshy, purplish flowers borne in a short raceme. The sepals are acute, the laterals semiconnate, the petals are minutely serrate and the lip is thick with acute, retrorse marginal lobes between the middle and basal thirds." Luer 2004

Synonyms Acianthera verecunda (Schltr.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 17: 24. Schltr. 1922;

The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 drawing good;

Selbyana 3: 198 Luer 1976 drawing fide;

Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 268 Dodson 1980 drawing fide;

Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1131 Hamer 1984 drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986;

Lindleyana 16(4): 246. Pridgeon & M.W.Chase, 2001 as Acianthera verecunda;

Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 drawing fide;

Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Pleurothallis subgenus Acianthera and Three Allied subgenera, A Second Century of new Species of Stelis of Ecuador, Epibator, Ophidion and Zootrophion Luer 2004

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Pleurothallis subgenus Acianthera and Three Allied subgenera, A Second Century of new Species of Stelis of Ecuador, Epibator, Ophidion and Zootrophion Luer 2004 Drawing fide;

Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 5 Morales 2009 photo fide;

Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Acianthera verrucunda photo fide

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