Pleurothallis cunabularis Luer 1998 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Pleurothallis SERIES Pleurothallis Luer 1986 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Orchid Website.

Common Name The Cradle Pleurothallis [refers to the synsepal and lip]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Choco' Colombia at elevations of 1950 to 2450 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a close, tubular sheath above the base and 2 to 3 basal sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-oblong, subacute, abruptly acuminate, broadly cuneate to rounded below and abruptly contracted into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a fascile of .6 to 1" [1.5 to 2.5 cm] long, successive, single flowered inflorescence, arising through a spathe

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol XVII Luer 1998 drawing fide;

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