Pleurothallis atwoodii Luer 1996SUBGENUS Crocodeilanthe [Rchb.f & Warsc.]Luer 1986

Inflorescence Photos by by Karremans and The Epidendra Website

Full shade Summer

Common Name or Meaning Atwood's Pleurothallis [American director of Selby and collector of species

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Costa Rica in cloud forests with out elevations as a small sized epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls with a loose, tubular sheath near the middle and 2 to 3 tubular sheaths at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, subacute to acute, narrowly cuneate below into the indistinct, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, 4.8 to 5.2" [12 to 13 cm] long, distichous, single, loosely, successively few flowered inflorescence arsing through a slender spathe with an annulus

Synonyms Crocodeilanthe atwoodii (Luer) Luer 2004; Stelis atwoodii (Luer) 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 atwoodii

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