Pleurothallis bicallosa Luer & Hirtz 1996 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Pleurothallis SERIES Pleurothallis Luer 1986

Photo by Francisco Tobar and his Ecuador Orchid Website

Full shade Cool Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Two Callous Pleurothallis [refers to the lip]

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Carchi province of Ecuador at elevations around 1800 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect, ramicauls with an inflated tubular sheath near the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying an erect, single, coriaceous, elliptical-ovate, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a dense fascile of numerous, .4" [1 cm] long, simultaneously opening 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence arising through a fugacious spathe with thin, infundibulbar, acute, acuminate, deeply concave floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Luer Drawing fide; Orquideas de Farallones de Cali Galindo-Tarazona, Haelterman, Zuluaga Trochez and Sebastian Moreno 2020 photo fide