Pleurothallis pogonion Luer 1994 SUBGENUS Aenigma SECTION Aenigma Luer 1986

Photo by Gilberto Merino

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by The Epidendra Orchid Website

Common Name The Little Beard Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Zamora Chinchipe Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations around 2700 as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, ascending ramicauls enveloped by 1 to 2 loose, tubular sheaths and carying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly obovate, obtuse to rounded, gradually narrowing below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a capillary, lateral, loose, 6 to 10" [15 to 25 cm] long, successively 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with an oblique, acute floral bract

Synonyms Andinia pogonion (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XI Luer 1994 drawing fide;