Pleurothallis canae Ames 1923 SUBGENUS Uncifera Photo by Daniel Jimenez and The Epidendra Orchid Website

Full shade Warm Spring Summer Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Cana Pleurothallis [A community in Costa Rica]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama at elevations around 735 to 1450 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical-obovate, obtuse to rounded, narrowly cuneate below into the conduplicate, subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring, summer and fall on a slender, loose, secund, 3.6 to 10" [9 to 25 cm] long, successively several flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul with oblique, acute, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Stelis canae (Ames) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Unciferia canae (Ames) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Schedul. Orch. 2: 18-19. 1923 Ames Drawing ok; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XVII Luer 1998 drawing ok; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Uncifera canae;