Pleurothallis aloisii Schltr. 1921SUBGENUS Crocodeilanthe [Rchb.f & Warsc.]Luer 1986 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep shade Warm Summer

Common Name Alois' Pleurothallis [Ecuadorian Priest Father Aloysius Sodiro 1900's]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Ecuador in subandean forests at lower elevations as a medium sized, warm growing densely caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls with a loose, tubular sheath below the middle and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ligulate, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, to 12" [30 cm] long, including the peduncle to 6" [15 cm] long, sublax, subsecund, simultaneously many flowered inflorescencearising through a compressed spathe and with cucullate floral bracts.

Synonyms Crocodeilanthe aloisii (Schltr.) Luer 2004; Stelis aloisii (Schltr.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVI Luer 1998 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Crocodeilanthe aloisii;

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