Pleurothallopsis microptera (Schltr.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001 Photo by Wiel Driessen and their Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Plant and flowers Photo by The Niessens and their Orquivalle Orchid Website

Drawing Original Drawing by Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia

Common Name The Small Wing Pleurothallopsis [refers to the basal lobes of the lip]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 1700 to 2400 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by 7 to 11, imbricating, ribbed, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the sub-petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring summer and fall on a fascile of .1 to .15" [2 to 3 mm] long, successive single flowered inflorescence arising from below the apex of the ramicaul

Synonyms *Pleurothallis microptera Schltr. 1920; Restrepiella grandiflora Garay 1967; Restrepiella microptera (Schltr.) Garay & Dunst 1966; Restrepiopsis grandiflora (Garay) Luer 1978; *Restrepiopsis microptera (Schltr.) Luer 1978

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repertorium Specierum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis Schlechter 1920 as Pleurothallis microptera; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 as Restrepiella microptera; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol 8 Luer 1991 as Restrepiopsis microptera drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 as Restrepiopsis microptera photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo & drawing fide