Pleurothallis morenoi Luer 1979 SUBGENUS Acianthera [Scheidw.] Luer 1986

TYPE Collection Sheet by Luer and The Epidendra Website

Full shade EARLYFall

Common Name Moreno's Pleurothallis [Dr Luis Moreno Bolivian discoverer of the species]

Flower Size

Found in Santa Cruz department of Bolivia without locality as a mini-miniature sized, repent epiphyte with abbreviated ramicauls enveloped by 2 , white, imbricating, tubular shaeths and carrying a single, thick, prostrate, commonly distichously arranged and ovaerlapping on the rhizome, green suffused with purple, especially beneath, ovate, the obtuse apex retuse with an apiculum in the sinus, rounded below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the early fall arising from a spathe at the base of the leaf, peduncle up to.2" [5 mm] long, either a solitary, gaping flower or a simultaneously 2-f1owered raceme with shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

"This species is related to P. recurua, but P. morenoi may be distinguished by the smaller habit, fewer, externally glabrous flowers with pubescent, purple spots within, and a verrucose lip. A pair of flowers practically covers the little, prostrate leaf." Luer 1979

Synonyms Acianthera morenoi (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Specklinia morenoi (Luer) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Selbyana 5(2): 172. Luer 1979

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4:245 Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001 as Acianthera morenoi

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Pleurothallis subgenus Acianthera and Three Allied subgenera, A Second Century of new Species of Stelis of Ecuador, Epibator, Ophidion and Zootrophion Luer 2004 as Specklinia morenoi;