Pleurothallis chuscalica Luer 1999 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Macrophyllae-Racemosae [Lindl] Luer 1986 TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The El Chuscal Pleurothallis [refers to the callus on the lip]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia at elevations around 2500 to 2800 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls with a tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, erect, narrowly elliptical, acute, narrowly cuneate below into the base leaf that blooms in the fall on an arching, 1.2" [3 cm] long, lax few flowered inflorecence arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf with an infundibular floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 21 #2 1999 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XVIII Luer 1999 drawing fide;