Pleurothallis avirostris Luer & Hirtz 1998 SUBGENUS Crocodeilanthe [Rchb.f & Warsc.]Luer 1986 drawing by by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

Full shade Cold Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Birds Beak Pleurothallis [refers to the lip shape]

Flower Size .2" [1cm]

Found in Chimboraza Ecuador in montane cloud forests elevations around 3600 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with fasciculate, stout, erect ramicauls with a loose, tubular sheath near the middle and 3 to 4, imbricating, tubular sheaths at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, 9.2" [ 23 cm] long, single, secund, densely, simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arsing through a slender spathe with an annulus

Synonyms Crocodeilanthe avirostris (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2004; Stelis avirostris (Luer & Hirtz) 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 avirostris;