Pleurothallis adventurae Karremans & Bogarín 2011 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Lindl 1859

Leaf and Flower

Photos by © Bogarin and The Epidendra Website


Drawing by © Cogniaux

Deep shade Cool LATE SpringSummerfall

Common Name The Adventurous Pleurothallis [refers to getting to the area where the plant is found]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Puntarenas province of Costa Rica lower montane rain forest, in primary oak forest or on trees in pastures at elevations around 1700 to 1800 meters as a small sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, terete, pale green ramicauls provided with 3 to 4 tubular, papyraceous, brown sheaths in the basal third, the uppermost tightly clasping carrying a single, apical, hanging, almost parallel to the stem, thinly coriaceous, flexilble, narrowly lanceolate, acute, margins frequently revolute, deeply cordate below into the base leaf that blooms in the late spring, summer and fall on a descending, short, successsive single flowered inflorescence arising through a reclined, rectangular, truncate, papyraceous spathe.

"Pleurothallis adventurae is easily distinguished by the grayish-green, matte leaves with revolute margins, and the purple-red flowers adaxially completely covered with short, stiff, pointed tubercles." Pupulin 2021

Most similar to P portillae but is also related to P diabolica, P calamifolia, P omoglossa and P sigynes


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Orchideen J. 18(3): 112. Karremans & Bogarín 2011 Photo/drawing fide;

Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide;

Harvard Papers in Botany Vol. 26, No. 1 2021, The Researchgate Website photo/drawing fide;