!Plectrophora iridifolia (Lodd. ex Lindl.) H.Focke 1848 Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista Photo by Apolonia Grade and Orchidstudium

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Common Name The Iris-Like Leafed Plectrophora

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Found in Guyana, French Guiana, Surinam and Brazil in rain forests and open shrublands often close to rivers or streams at elevations of 50 to 500 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing twig epiphyte with laterally flattened, articulate, ensiform, usually linear-oblong to somewhat falcate leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on 1 to 4, lateral, 1 to 3 flowered shorter than the leaves inflorescence.

Synonyms Trichocentrum iridifolium Lodd. ex Lindl. 1838; Trichocentrum plectrophora Rchb.f.1863

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 as P cultrifolia drawing ok; Native Orchids of Trinidad Schultes 1960; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 5 Foldats 1970 as P cultrifolia drawing good; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as P cultrifolia drawing ok; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986 photo ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995 drawing/photo ok; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing ok; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;