Phloeophila cunabula (Luer & R. Escobar) Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001

Inflorescence Photos by © Patricia Harding

Another Flower Color?

Plant and Flower? Photos by © Milan Vágner

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer

Full shade Cool Warm Spring

Common Name The Cradle Shaped Phloeophila

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Antioquia state of Colombia at elevations above 600 meters as a miniature sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte with, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3, loose acuminate sheaths and carrying a single, apical, elliptic, acute, gradually narrows below into the channeled petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring on a lateral, 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long, successively single, 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence arising from just above the base of the ramicaul.

Synonyms *Cryptophoranthus cunabulus Luer & R. Escobar 1981; Ophidion cunabulum (Luer & R. Escobar) Luer & R. Escobar 1982

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquideologia Vol 14 #2 Luer & Escobar 1981 as Cryptophoranthus cunabula drawing fide; Systematics of the Pleurothallidinae Vol 1 1986; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 photo fide to Patricia; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Phloeophila cunabula; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 as Ophidion cunabulum drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide to Milan;