Pleurothallis cosmetron Luer 1992 SUBGENUS Scopula Luer 1986 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Orchid Website.

Common Name The Broom Pleurothallis [refers to the fascile of inflorescence]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Cordoba Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 2800 to 3100 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped with 2 or more tubular sheaths at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, obovate, obtuse, shortly acuminate cuneate below and decurrent into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter, on an arising from the middle of the leaf, free for 1.4 to 2.4" [3.5 to 6 cm], before the dense fascile of numerous, .12 to .2 [3 to 5 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence subtended by a spathe with an annulus arising from the tip of the free, vascular bundle with oblique inflated floral bracts.

Synonyms Colombiana cosmetron (Luer) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol IX Luer 1992 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Colombiana cosmetron

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