Pleurothallis wigginsii C.Schweif. 1948 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Acroniae SERIES Amphygiae Luer 1998 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name Wiggins' Pleurothallis [American Botanist and collector of species 1900's]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations of 2800 to 3200 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, suberect ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, more or less spreading to horizontal, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, acuminate, rounded to cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the spring through earlier summer on a fascile of .8 to 1.6" [2 to 4 cm] long peduncles, successivesly single flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf with an tubular floral bract.

Synonyms Acronia wigginsii (C.Schweinf.) Luer 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Luer 1998 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 Drawing fide;