Pleurothallis circinata Luer 1996 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Pleurothallis SERIES Pleurothallis Luer 1986 Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding>

Common Name or Meaning The Curled Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Colombia in the Cauca Valley at elevations of 2050 to 2450 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 close tubular sheaths and another below the middle and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, cuneate below into the slender petiolate base and blooms in the winter and spring on a congested fascile of 1 to 4 short inflorescence arising from a spathe near the apex of the ramicaul and has inflated floral bracts .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Systematics of Pleurothallis Section Abortivae, Truncatae, Subsection Acroniae, Subgenera Dracontia and Uncifera Luer 1998 drawing fide;