Pleurothallis bracteosa C.Schweinf. 1970 SUBGENUS Pseudostelis Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Full of Bracts Pleurothallis [refers to the floral bracts]

Flower Size .12 [3 mm]

Found in Cuzco Peru at elevations around 2400 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped a close tubular sheath below the middle and 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, subacute, gradually narrowing below into the indistinct petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a distichous, erect, strict, to 6 [15 cm] long including the 1.6 [3 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a slender spathe with inflated, imbricating floral bracts

Synonyms Stelis bracteosa (C.Schweinf.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Luer 1999 drawing fide; Macchu Picchu Orchids Eric Christenson 2003;

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------