Pleurothallis cyathiflora C.Schweinf. 1951 SUBGENUS Crocodeilanthe [Rchb.f & Warsc.]Luer 1986

Plant and Flower in situ Perus Photos by © Rebecca Repasky and Atrium Orchid Website.


Common Name The Cup-Shaped Flower Pleurothallis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in southeastern Peru and in Bolivia in cloud forests at elevations of 2800 to 3200 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial on roadbanks with erect, fasciculate, stout ramicauls enveloped by a long, loose tubular sheath more or less covering the upper half and 2 to 3 imbricating, basal sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring and summer on 1 to 3, 3.2 to 6" [8 to 15 cm] long, secund, densely and simultaneously many flowered inflorescence subtended by a slender spathe from an annulus and has infudibular floral bracts.

Synonyms Crocodeilanthe cyathiflora (C.Schweinf.) Luer 2004; Pleurothallis cochabambae Luer & R.Vásquez 1991; Stelis cyathiflora (C.Schweinf.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 278 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing fide;Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol XVI Luer 1998 drawing fide; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 1 Pleurothallidinae Vasquez & Ibisch 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Crocodeilanthe cyathiflora