Pleurothallis membracidoides Luer 1980 SUBGENUS Ancipitia SECTION Ancipitia Luer 1986
Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website
Common Name or Meaning The Membracidae-Like Pleurothallis [A treehopper of the order Homoptera in the insect world, an allusion to the shape of the lip resembing the insect]
Flower Size .08" [2 mm]
Found in Narino Colombia in forests at elevations around 1600 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath above the middle and 1 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, rigid, coriaceous, ovate, acute, carinate exterally, obtusely cuneate below into the rounded, sessile sides decurrent on the ramicaul leaf that blooms in the fall on a fascile of .6" [1.5 cm] long, filiform, erect, successsively single flowered inflorescence arising and partly concealed by a reclining spathe.
Synonyms Ancipitia membracidoides (Luer) Luer 2004
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol VI Luer 1989 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Ancipitia membracidioides