Pleurothallis viduata Luer 1981

SUBGENUS Ancipitia SECTION Ancipitia Luer 1986

Photo by The Ecuagenera Orchid Website


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

Common Name The Lost Pleurothallis [refers to the missing collection data]

Flower Size 3/8" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 2800 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender, sharply ancipitous ramicauls with a tubular bract above the base and 2 to 3 sheaths at the base carrying a single, apical, rigid, coriaceous, erect, ovate, acute, sessile leaf with a conduplicate, rounded base with the sides decurrent on the ramicaul that blooms several times a year with a fascile of solitary, successive flowers arising from a reclining spathe and having a single floral bract.

Synonyms Ancipitia viduata (Luer) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Pleurothallis subgen Ancipita, Scopula and Trisetella Vol 6 1989 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Ancipitia viduata; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #10 2019 photo fide;