Pleurothallis divaricans Schltr. 1912 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Longiracemosae [Luer] Luer 1998

Plant and Flowers Photos by C Ron Griesbeck courtesy of Yoshi Nomura and his Not So Green Thumb OrchidPages

Flower Closeup Photo by Wiel Driessen and his Flicr Orchid Photo Website

Full ShadeWarmCoolWinterSpring

Common Name The Spread Out Pleurothallis [refers to the racemes]

Flower Size .04" [1mm]

Found in Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia at elevations around 1000 to 2600 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 thin tubular sheaths and another below the middle and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptic-ovate, acute, narrowly cuneate into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on 1 to 3, erect to arching, congested, distichous, simultaneously many flowered, 1.6 to 5.2" [4 to 13 cm] long, racemose inflorescence arising through a slender spathe at the base of the leaf and has infundibular floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Schweinfurth vol 2 1959; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Orchidacearum Tropicarum Plate 351 Bennett 7 Christenson 1995 drawing good; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Luer 1999 drawing fide; Orchids of Bolivia Vasquez & Ibisch Vol 1 2000 drawing fide; Macchu Picchu Orchids Eric Christenson 2003;