Pleurothallis bicornis Lindl. 1859 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Macrophyllae-Racemosae [Lindl] Luer 1986 Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

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Full shade Cool Cold

Common Name The Two Horned Pleurothallis [refers to the petals]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in moist forests at elevations of 1250 to 3000 meters as a medium to large sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with stout erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3, close tubular sheaths and another below the middle and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the fall on 1 to 7, arching, lax, several flowered, 4 to 7.2" [10 to 18 cm] long, racemose inflorescence arising from a spathe and has infundibular floral bracts.

Synonyms Humboldtia bicornis (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as P secunda in part drawing hmm; Icones Pleurothallidinarum III. Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 Img #1215 COS 1998 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XVIII Luer 1999 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing hmm; Native Orchids of Ecuador Vol 4 Dodson 2003 drawing fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo not; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide