Pleurothallis calvariola Luer & R.Escobar 1981 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Macrophyllae-Racemosae [Lindl] Luer 1986

Original Drawing by Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia

Common Name The Little Skull Pleurothallis [refers to the synsepal]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in southwestern Colombia and northern Ecuador at elevations of 2000 to 3100 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on a pendant, slender, [3 to 4 cm] long, few flowered, racemose inflorescence arising through a spathe below the base of the leaf and has infundibular floral bracts.

Synonyms Pleurothallis silvestris Luer & Hirtz 1996

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol 18 luer drawing fide

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