Pleurothallis convallaria Schltr. 1923 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Effusae Lindl. 1842 Photo by Daniel Jimenez

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt, plant grown by Gerardus Staal.

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Common Name The Lily Of The Valley-Like Pleurothallis

Flower Size 1/5" [5 mm]

Found in Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama in elfin forests at elevations of 1000 to 1500 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with terete ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 inflated, scarious sheaths and carrying a single, apical, elliptic, coriaceous, dark green, tridenticulate apically leaf that is cuneate basally and blooms at most any time of the year on an erect, racemose, 12" [30 cm] long, laxly several flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Effusiella convallaria (Schltr.) Luer 2007; Specklinia convallaria (Schltr.) Luer 2004; Stelis convallaria (Schltr.) Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1093 Dodson 1984 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Luer 2000 drawing fide; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Stelis convallaria; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia convallaria; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 as Effusiella convallaria; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 5 Morales 2009 photo fide;

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