Pleurothallis bucaramangae Luer & R.Escobar 1996 SUBGENUS Crocodeilanthe [Rchb.f & Warsc.]Luer 1986 Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

Full shade Cold spring

Common Name The Bucaramanga Pleurothallis [A city in northeastern Colombia]

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Colombia on the eastern slope of the eastern Cordillera of the Andes in scrub forests at elevations around 3300 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial on road banks with fasciculate, relatively slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by a slender tubular sheath near the middle and 2 to 3 imbricating, sheaths at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coricaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on 1 to 2, stout, erect, 3.2 to 4.4" [8 to 11 cm] long, including the .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] long peduncle, densely and simultaneously many flowered racemose inflorescence arising through a slender spathe from an annulus at the base of the leaf and has tubular, enveloping the pedicel floral bracts.

Synonyms Crocodeilanthe bucaramangae (Luer & R.Escobar) Luer 2004; Stelis bucaramangae (Luer & R.Escobar) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 20: 38. Luer 1996 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVI Luer 1998 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Crocodeilanthe bucaramangae;