Pleurothallis cylindrica (Luer) Luer 1986 Pleurothallis SUBGENUS Physothallis (Garay) Luer 1986

Photo by Rob S and The Orchid Board Website

TYPE Drawing of Physothallis cylindrica

TYPE Drawing of Physosiphon cylindrica by Carl Luer

EARLY

Common Name The Cylindric Pleurothallis

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Loja province of Ecuador at elevations of 1000 to 2350 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing, caespitose terrestrial on hillsides with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath below the middle and 1 to 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, elliptical-obovate, obtuse to rounded at the apex, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer and early fall on an erect, to 20" [to 50 cm] long, loose, successively several flowered inflorescence with shorter than the pedicel floral bracts and carrying several simulataneously open flowers at a time.

A terrestrial species that grows mostly on unshaded, hard, rocky soil in a habit similar to P neoharlingii. The relatively large, thick leaves are obovate with round apices. A tall, successively flowered raceme prduces erect, tubular flower with deeply connate sepals that part only near the apices." Luer 2007

Synonyms *Physothallis cylindrica Luer 1976; Stelis cylindrica (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Selbyana 3(34): 224, f. 213. Luer 1977 as Physothallis cylindrica drawing fide;

* Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Stelis cylindrica;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX A Third Century of Stelis In Ecuador Systematics of Apoda-Prorepentia Luer 2007as Physothallis cylindrica;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX A Third Century of Stelis In Ecuador Systematics of Apoda-Prorepentia Luer 2007as Physothallis cylindrica drawing fide

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