Pleurothallis cylindrica (Luer) Luer 1986 Pleurothallis SUBGENUS Physothallis (Garay) Luer 1986 Photo by Rob S and The Orchid Board Website


Common Name The Cylindric Pleurothallis

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Loja Ecuador at elevations of 1000 to 2350 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing 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 carrying several simulataneously open flowers at a time.

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol 3 Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 as Physothallis cylindrica drawing fide