Pleurothallis bicochlearis Luer 1999 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Antenniferae 1998 TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

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' Colombia at elevations of 1900 to 2500 meters as a small to medium szied, cold growing epiphyte with stout, eret, 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, 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 arising through a spathe and has tubular floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 21 #2 1999 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Acianthera biceps