Pleurothallis wageneriana Klotzsch 1852 SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Brachystachyae Lindley 1859 Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Leaf and Flower Photo by Jay Pfahl

Full ShadeWarmCool Summer

Common Name or Meaning Wagener's Pleurothallis [German Orchid Collector in Venezuela 1800's]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela and Brazil at elevations around 1800 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing lithophyte or supposed epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by a few, tubular sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, fleshy, thick, rigid, narrowly lanceolate, acute, gradually narrowing into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a short, single flowered inflorescence with a drooping flower.

Synonyms Acianthera dasychila (Luer) Carnevali & G.A.Romero 2008; Acianthera wageneriana (Klotzsch) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Pleurothallis convexifolia Barb.Rodr. 1877; Pleurothallis dasychila Luer 1977; Pleurothallis xylobiochila Kraenzl.1921

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as P convexifolia drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as P dasychila drawing good; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol 3 Luer 1986; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 155 Dodson & Bennett 1989 as P dasychila drawing good; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS pg 959 "c" 1998 photo ok; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS pg 959 "D" 1998 as P dasychila photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as P dasychila drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Acianthera wagneriana; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 as P dasychila photo fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 Drawing fide;

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