Pleurothallis amaliae Luer & R. Escobar 1981 SUBGENUS Uncifera

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full Shade Hot Summer

Common Name Amalia's Pleurothallis [First Flowered by Sra Amalia Lehmann de Sarria, Colombian Current]

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in southern Colombia at elevatios of 100 to 500 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apcial, erect, coriaceous, narrowly obovate, subacute to obtuse, narrowly cuneate below into the conduplicate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, subflexuous, 14" [35 cm] long, loose, distichous, successively many flowered, racemose inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul and has oblique, acute floral bracts.

The inflorescence in the drawing is shorter than some specimens, I have seen it to be almost twice as long.

Synonyms Stelis amaliae (Luer & R. Escobar) Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001; Unciferia amaliae (Luer & R. Escobar) Luer 2004;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list ,IPNI ; *Orquideología 14(2): 124 Luer and Escobar 1981; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Systematics of Pleurothallis Section Abortivae, Truncatae, Subsection Acroniae, Subgenera Dracontia and Uncifera Luer 1998 drawing; Lindleyana 16: 261 Pridgeon & Chase 2001 as Stelis amaliae; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Uncifera amaliae;

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