Pleurothallis bicruris Lindl. 1859

SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Antenniferae 1998 Luer 1998

Plant and Inflorescence insitu Ecuador Photo by Andreas Kaye and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Another Flower Photo by Alexander Reynolds and UC Davis Orchid Website

Full shade Cool Summer

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

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in northern Ecuador at elevations around 2800 to 3200 meters as a small to just medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with relatively slender, erect ramicauls with an inflated tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying an erect, single, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, shortly acuminate, rounded into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on 1 to 3, loose, flexuous, dangling, 4 to 6.4" [10 to 16 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe with tubular floral bracts.

Synonyms Humboltia bicruris (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Pleurothallis diploglossa Schltr. 1915

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Luer 1999 Drawing fide;