Pleurothallis medinae Luer & J.J. Portilla 2000 SUBGENUS Restrepioidia Luer 1986

Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt, plant grown by Dan Newman of Hanging Gardens.

Common Name Medina's Pleurothallis [Ecuadorian co-collector of species current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 1000 to 1200 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath bewlow the middle and 1 to 2 shorter ones at the base and caryring a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the fall on a .2 to .24" [5 to 6 mm] long, successsively single, few flowered inflorescence arising and enveloped completely by a reclining spathe and a thin, tubular floral bract. .

Synonyms Lindleyalis medinae (Luer & J.Portilla) Luer 2004; Specklinia medinae (Luer & J.Portilla) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Luer 2000 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia medinae; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Lindleyallis medinae; Orchids of Tropical America Meisel 2014 photo fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Specklinia medinae photo not =?