Pleurothallis wielii Mark Wilson, B.T.Larsen & J.Portilla 2017 SUBGENUS Ancipitia SECTION Tetragona Luer 1986

Column and Lip Detail

Photos by Wiel Driessen


Comparison photo of Lips

Comparison photo of Columns

Photos by Mark Wilson

Part Shade Cool Winter Spring

Common Name Wiel Driessen's Pleurothallis [Dutch Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Peru without collection data as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with ercet, slender, provided with a central and a basal sheath, sharply ancipitous, ramicauls carrying a single, apical, erect to suberect, ovate, acute, cuneate sessile, entire, corriaceous leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on a fascile of solitary, successive flowers arising through a spathaceous bract.

Part of the P crocodiliceps group which consists of P arietina, P microchila, P nelsonii, P manningiana, P andreae, and P kelsoae


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* LANKESTERIANA 17(2): 165—191. Wilson, Katharine Dupree, Driessen, Bruno T. Larsen, Armin Löckher, Niessen, José Portilla, Guerrero, Andres, Suarez, Tobar-Suárez 2017 photo/drawing fide;

AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #9 2019 photo fide;