Plerothallis werneriana in ed. SUBGENUS Crocodeilanthe [Rchb.f & Warsc.]Luer 1986

TYPE Drawing by Luer, Thoerle and Werner and Harvard Pap. Bot. 16(2): 321. Thoerle and Werner 2011.

Common Name Werner's Pleurothallis [Florian Werner German Educator and original collector of the species current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Zamora-Chinchipe province of Ecuador at elevations around 3000 meters as a small sized, cold growing, prolific epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls with 2 to 3 tubular, sheaths below the middle and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, arising through a spathe from an annulus, peduncle 2" [5 cm] long, rachis 5.2" [13 cm] long, densely and simultaneously many flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

"Other than having considerably larger flowers P werneriana is similar to Pleurothallis weddelliana . The main distinctioin is that P werneriana is prolific in habit and P wedelliana is densely caespitose."

Synonyms *Crocodeilanthe werneri Luer & Thoerle 2011; Stelis neowerneri J.M.H.Shaw 2014

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Harvard Pap. Bot. 16(2): 323. Thoerle and Werner 2011. as Crocodeilanthe werneri drawing fide;

Orchid Rev. 122: 78 J M H Shaw 2014 as Stelis neowerneri