Pleurothallis vieirae Luer & R.Escobar 1981 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Acroniae SERIES Acroniae Luer 1988

Photo by Byron Rinke

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full ShadeHotFall

Common Name Viera's Pleurothallis [Colombian Orchid Enthusiast late 1900's early 2000's]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Choco department of Colombia at elevations of 200 to 300 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, terete, very slender ramicauls with a close, tubular sheath below the middle and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, linear-ovate, acute, cunneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the early fall on a weak, suberect, flexuous, loosely 2 to 3 flowered, 1 5/8" to 2" [4 to 5 cm] long, racemose inflorescence arising from a spathe at the base of the leaf.

"Similar to Pleurothallis rowleei and Pleurothallis luctuosa but differs in the prominently striped petals with entire margins as well as the very narrow leaf and the inflorescence bearing only 2 to 3 flowers in a loose, flexuous raceme." Luer 1998

Synonyms Acronia vieirae (Luer & R.Escobar) Luer 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Orquideologia Vol 14 #2 Luer & Escobar 1981 drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Systematics of Subgen Pleuorthallis Sect Abortivae Sect Truncatae Sect Pleurothallis subsection Acroniae Subsect Pleurothallis Subgen Dracontia Subgen Uncifera Luer 1998

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Systematics of Subgen Pleuorthallis Sect Abortivae Sect Truncatae Sect Pleurothallis subsection Acroniae Subsect Pleurothallis Subgen Dracontia Subgen Uncifera Luer 1998 drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Systematics of Dryadella Systematics of Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Luer 2005 as Acronia vierae;

Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide;

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