Pleurothallis choerorhyncha Luer 1996 SUBGENUS Crocodeilanthe [Rchb.f & Warsc.]Luer 1986Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Pig Nose Pleurothallis [refers to the callus on the lip]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Valle de Cauca Colombia at elevations around 2600 to 2900 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls with a loose tubular sheath above the middle and 2 to 3 loose, imbricating sheaths at the base and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, erect, elliptical, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on several, simultaneous, more or less secund, 4 to 9.6" [10 to 23 cm] long including the .8 to 1.6" [2 to 4 cm] long peduncle, densely simultaneously many flowered inflorecence arising through a broad, conspicuous spathe from an annulus below the abscission layer with an infundibular floral bract.

Synonyms Crocodeilanthe choerorhyncha (Luer) Luer 2004; Stelis choerorhyncha (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XVI Luer 1998 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVI Luer 2004 as Crocodielanthe choerorhyncha;

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