Pleurothallis capitonis Luer & R.Escobar 1996

SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Macrophyllae-Racemosae [Lindl] Luer 1986FONT color=red> Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

Full shade Cold Winter Spring

Common Name The Big Head Pleurothallis [refers to the large size of the single flower]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations of 2150 to 3100 meters as a small to large sized, cold growing epiphyte with stout, erect ramciauls enveloped by a tubular sheath near the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical-obovate, acute, acuminate, narrowly cuneate below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter through spring on a pendent, slender, arcuate, .6" [1.5 cm] long, single to loose, successively 2, single flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the apex of the ramicaul.


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