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

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


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; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Luer 2000 drawing fide; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Stelis convallaria; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; 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;