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

Full shade Cold Fall

Common Name The Cajamarca Pleurothallis [A Department of Peru]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Huambas Peru at elevations around 2400 to 2500 meters as a large sized, cold growing presumably epiphytic orchid with slender, erect ramicauls carrying a single, apical, erect to suberect, coriaceous, oblong-ovate, acute, subrounded to broady cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the fall on 2 to 4, loose, pendent, to 4" [10 cm] long, 5 to 8 flowered inflorescence arising from the base of the leaf with shortly acuminate floral bracts.

Known only from Schlechter's original descrition


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