Pleurothallis elvirana Carnevali & I.Ramírez 1993 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Macrophyllae-Racemosae [Lindl] Luer 1986 Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website


Common Name Elvira's Pleurothallis [Mrs Elvira Cotton Distributed material during the Neblina Project]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Amazonas Venezuela at elevations around 1250 meters as a small to medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with slender to stout, erect ramicauls with a close tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, obtusely cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on 1 to 4, loose, arching, to 3.6"" [9 cm] long including the .8" [2 cm] long peduncle, 3 to 8 flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the leaf base and has an infundibular floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Luer 1999 drawing fide;