Pleurothallis florianwerneri Karremans 2015

SUBGENUS Effusae Luer 2000

TYPE Drawing by Luer, Thoerle and Werner and Harvard Pap. Bot. 16(2): 324. Thoerle and Werner 2011.


Common Name Florian 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 2500 meters as a small sized, cold growing, prolific epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls with a tubular sheath below the middle and 1 to 2 imbricating sheaths at the base carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the late summer and fall on an erect, arising through a spathe at the apex of the ramicaul, peduncle 6" [15 cm] long, rachis 6" [15 cm] long, loose, simultaneously many flowered inflorescence with as long as the pedicel floral bracts.

"P florianwerneri is similar to Pleurothallis scabrata but differs with the long-poined sepals and petals."

Synonyms *Effusiella werneri Luer & Thoerle 2011; Stelis deuteowerneri J.M.H.Shaw 2014

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Harvard Pap. Bot. 16(2): 324. Thoerle and Werner 2011. as Effusiella werneri drawing fide;

Orchid Rev. 122: 77 J M H Shaw 2014 as Stelis deuterowerneri;

* Phytotaxa 203: 294 Karremans 2015