Pleurothallis cachabensis Luer & Hirtz 1988 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Macrophyllae-Racemosae [Lindl] Luer 1986 Photo by Alexander Hirtz and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Warm Cool Summer

Common Name The Cachabi Pleurothallis [A Community in Ecuador]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Imbabura Ecuador in wet forests at elevations of 1000 to 1500 meters as a large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect, ramicauls enveloped by tubular sheaths above the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute, acuminate, cordate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the summer on a loose, pendent, weak, 2.4 to 2.8" [6 to 7 cm] long, 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence arising through a reclining spathe at the base of the leaf and carries non-resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol XVIII Luer 1999 drawing fide;