Pleurothallis cajamarcae Schltr. 1921 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 province of Peru at elevations around 2400 to 2500 meters as a large sized, cold growing, caespitose 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, arising from the base of the leaf, loose, pendent, to 4" [10 cm] long, 5 to 8 flowered inflorescence with shortly acuminate, as long as the pedicel floral bracts.

"Known only from Schlechter's original description and the holotype was destroyed in Berlin. A "depressed, obtuse and apiculate" callus is described as present on the ip, but I believe that the crude drawing has been misinterpreted. Instead of a callus, the structure shown on the lip appears to be the reflection of the base of the lip." Luer 1999

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Systematics of Pleurothallis subsection Antenniferae, Longiracemosae, Macrophyllae-Racemosae and Subgenera Pseudsostelis and Acuminata Luer 1999;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Systematics of Pleurothallis subsection Antenniferae, Longiracemosae, Macrophyllae-Racemosae and Subgenera Pseudsostelis and Acuminata Luer 1999 drawing fide;

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