Pleurothallis bicochlearis Luer 1999 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Antenniferae Luer 1998

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Deep shade Cold Summer winter

Common Name The Two Eared Pleurothallis [refers to the two lobed lip]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Choco' department of Colombia at elevations of 1900 to 2500 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with stout, erect, compressed above ramicauls with a tubular sheath near the middle and 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-ovate, acute, suneate to rounded below into the sessile base laf that blooms in the winter and summer on 1 to 2, arising through a spathe, erect, congested, 6 to 8" [15 to 20 cm] long, including the .8 to 2" [2 to 5 cm] long, peduncle, simultaneously many flowered inflorescence with tubular, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Similar to P parviflora but characterized by the densely, caespitose plants with ramicauls that are compresssed above the middle becoming sharp approaching the leaf connection. The flowers are similar to others but the petals slightly thicken towards the apex, and the lateral lobes of the lip are much larger and concave.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Orquideologia Vol 21 #2 1999 drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Systematics of Pleurothallis subsection Antenniferae, Longiracemosae, Macrophyllae-racemosae and Subgenera Pseudsostelis and Acuminata Luer 1999

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Systematics of Pleurothallis subsection Antenniferae, Longiracemosae, Macrophyllae-racemosae and Subgenera Pseudsostelis and Acuminata Luer 1999 drawing fide

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