Pleurothallis damianii [Karremans] in ed. SUBGENUS Crocodeilanthe [Rchb.f & Warsc.]Luer 1986

TYPE Drawing by Alexander Damian and Annales Botanici Fennici, 56(4-6) : 301-304 A Damian-Paizaca 2019


Common Name The Another Pleurothallis niessseniae Pleurothallis

Flower Size

Found in Amazonas department of Peru at elevations around 2800 meters as a small sized, cold growing, densely caespitose epiphyte with fasciculate, slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by a loose tubular sheath near the middle and 2, loose, imbricating sheaths at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on 1 to 2, congested, distichous, arising through a spathe from an annnulus, peduncle .8" [2 cm] long, rachis 3.2 to 6.4" [8 to 16 cm] long, simultaneously many flowered inflorescence with oblique, much longer than the ovary floral bracts.

"Pleurothallis damiani is most similar to Pleurothallis molleturoi but can be easily distinguished from it by its shorter ramicauls, larger resupinate flowers, and 3-lobed, callose-free lip with a pair of cavities above the base." Damian 2019

Synonyms *Crocodeilanthe chachapoyensis Damian 2019 2016

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Annales Botanici Fennici, 56(4-6) : 301-304 A Damian-Paizaca 2019 as Crocodeilanthe chacapoyensis drawing fide; Lankesteriana 19: 289 Karremans 2019 as Stelis damianii