Pleurothallis croatii Luer 1998 SUBGENUS Crocodeilanthe [Rchb.f & Warsc.]Luer 1986 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Orchid Website.

Common Name Croat's Pleurothallis [American discoverer of species current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Panama at elevations of 2200 to 2200 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, fasciculate, laterally compressed ramicauls enveloped by a close, tubular sheath near the middle and 2 to 3 basal sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the decurrent base leaf that blooms in the fall on a 1 to several, simultaneous, dense, secund to distichous, 4.8 to 8" [12 to 20 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence subtended by a slender spathe.

Synonyms Crocodeilanthe croatii (Luer) Luer 2004; Stelis croatii (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Stelis decurrens Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2002;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol XVI Luer 1998 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Crocodeilanthe croatii

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