Pleurothallis condorensis Luer & Hirtz 1989

SUBGENUS Ancipitia SECTION Ancipitia Luer 1986 Photo courtesy of Dick McRill

Common Name or Meaning The Condor-Like Pleurothallis [refers to it's occuring in the Cordillera del Condor in Ecuador]

Flower Size 2/5" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru in cloud forests at elevations around 1450 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect to suberect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 sheaths and with a bract below the middle and carrying a single, rigid, coriaceous, ovate, acute leaf with the base narrowly cordate to obtuse that blooms on a fascile of sucessively single flowered, 2" [5 cm] long inflorescence arising from a reclining spathe.

Synonyms Ancipitia condorensis (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Pleurothallis subgen Ancipita, Scopula and Trisetella Vol 6 1989 drwaing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Ancipitia condorensis; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide