Pleurothallis ursula is an orchid species identified by Luer & Hirtz in 1996. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Phloeophila ursula.
ORIGIN: Found in Morona-Santiago Ecuador at elevations around 1600 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with stout, repent ramicauls with a short spiculate sheath and carrying a single, apical, prostrate, thickly coriaceous, verrucose on the upper surface, broadly elliptical-ovate to suborbicular, acute, shortly acuminate, broadly cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the summer on a single flowered inflorescence arising at the base of the leaf and enveloped by a spiculate sheath and spiculate floral bracts.
FLOWER SIZE: 0.4 inches [5 mm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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