Pleurothallis hammelii Luer 1997 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Acroniae SERIES Acroniae Luer 1988

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Hammel's Pleurothallis [American Botanist at Missouri Botanical Garden current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Panama province of Panama at elevations around 1200 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, warm growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls with 2 tubular sheaths at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect to suberect, arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf, 1.2" [3 cm] long including the .2 to .4" [.5 to 1 cm] long peduncle, loosely and simultaneously 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence with a infundibular, shorter than the pedicel floral bract and carries waxy yellow flowers.

"The species is distinguished by the ramicaul shorter than the elliptical leaf, a short simultaneously few flowered raceme, the dorsal, synsepal and petals are ovate, acute, more or less similar and an ovate lip with a broad, angled, truncate base." Luer 1997

Synonyms Acronia hammelii (Luer) Luer 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Lindleyana 12:48 Luer 1997 drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Systematics of Subgen Pleuorthallis Sect Abortivae Sect Truncatae Sect Pleurothallis subsection Acroniae Subsect Pleurothallis Subgen Dracontia Subgen Uncifera Luer 1998 drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia hammelii