Pleurothallis cauda-hirundinis Luer & J.Portilla 2002 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciclatae Lindl. 1859 Photo by Alexander Hirtz

Full shade CoolLATE Summer Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Swallow Tail Pleurothallis [refers to the lip]

Flower Size

Found in Narino Colombia and Carchi Ecuador at elevations around 1000 to 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by a close tubular sheath above the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaeceous, ovate, acute, cuneate below intothe sessile base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a fascile of successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising through a prostrate spathe and has a .12 to .2" [3 to 5 mm] long peduncle.

Synonyms Acronia cauda-hirundinis (Luer & J.Portilla) Luer 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIV Luer 2002 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Luer 2003 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 24 #1 2005 drawing/photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia cauda-hirundinis