Pleurothallis bifalcis Schltr. 1918 SUBGENUS Uncifera Photo by Daniel Jimenez and his Flickr Orchid Website.

Full shade Spring

Common Name The Two Lobed Pleurothallis [refers to the bifalcate lip]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica without location as a small sized epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped at the base by 2 to 3, thin tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, erect, narrowly obovate, subacute, narrowly cuneate below into the subpetiolate, conduplicate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, slender, subdense, secund, 3.2 to 7.6" [8 to 19 cm] long, simultaneously several flowered, racemose inflorescence arising at the apex of the ramicaul with oblique floral bracts.

Synonyms Stelis bifalcis (Schltr.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Unciferia bifalcis (Schltr.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Systematics of Pleurothallis Section Abortivae, Truncatae, Subsection Acroniae, Subgenera Dracontia and Uncifera Luer 1998 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Uncifera bifalcis;