Pleurothallis cleistogama Luer 1998 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Pleurothallis SERIES Pleurothallis Luer 1986 Photo by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Orchid Photo Website

Full shade Cold Winter

Common Name or Meaning The Self Fertilizing Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Panama at elevations around 2400 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls with a tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, more or less acuminate, acuminate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a fascile of a few to several, simultaneous single flowered inflorescence enveloped by a spathe at the base of the petiole with thin floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Luer 1998 drawing fide;