Pleurothallis cotyligera Luer & R. Escobar 1996 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Macrophyllae-Racemosae [Lindl] Luer 1986 Photo by Hiro M. and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website.

Another Flower Photo by Colombian Orchid Imports.

Common Name The Cup-Bearing Pleurothallis [refers to the Labellar callus]

Flower Size 1/5" [5mm]

Found in the state of Risaralda in Colombia as a small sized epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls with a tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 basal sheaths with a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical petiolate, acute, lightly acuminate leaf that is cuneate below into the petiole that blooms on a pendant, few flowered, racemose, 3/4" [2 cm] long inflorescence arising from an ovate spathe at the apex of the ramicaul and carrying infundibular floral bracts and flowers in the spring.

Certainly related to P strobilifera it differs in having petiolate leaves, smaller yellow-green flowers with a circular, callous margined depression in the center of the lip.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Systematics of Pleurothallis subsection Antenniferae, Longiracemosae, Macrophyllae-racemosae and Subgenera Pseudsostelis and Acuminata Luer 1999 drawing fide;