Pleurothallis microcardia

Pleurothallis microcardia

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Pleurothallis
Species: Pths. microcardia
Binomial name
Pleurothallis microcardia
Rchb.f. 1855

Pleurothallis microcardia is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Pleurothallis.


Plant blooms in spring and fall with a single successive 1 cm wide flower.


Plant is found growing in Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia at elevations of 700 to 2600 meters


Keep plant in partial shade. Plant can be grown in cool to intermediate conditions. Pot the plant in fine bark with perlite or sphagnum moss. Water regularly and keep potting media moist.


Pleurothallis microcardia cubitoria Pleurothallis microcardia ssp. cubitoria Sepals and petals are green, lip is green


Common Names: The Small Heart Pleurothallis


  1. Acronia microcardia (Rchb.f.) Luer 2005
  2. Humboldtia microcardia (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891
  3. Pleurothallis chachatoynsis Schltr. 1924
  4. Pleurothallis cundinamarcae Schltr. 1921
  5. Pleurothallis stenosepala Rolfe 1892

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