Pleurothallis erectiflora ined.SUBGENUS Crocodeilanthe [Rchb.f & Warsc.]Luer 1986

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name or Meaning The Erect Flower Pleurothallis [refers to flowers that point upwards]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Zamora-Chinchipe province of Ecuador without locational data as a small sized, caespitose epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by a long, loose tubular sheath below the middle and another at the base and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, cuneate below into the subsessile base leaf that blooms in the winter on a single, erect, peduncle 3.2" [8 cm] long, arising through a spathe 1.2 to 1.4" [3 to 3.5 cm] long, arising from the base of the leaf, rachis 8 to 8.4" [20 to 21 cm] long , simultaneously few flowered inflorescence, with as long as the pedicel floral bract and carrying flowers with white with yellow tipped sepals, white, membraneous petals and a thick, white with brown margins lip.

Synonyms Pleurothallis erectiflora Luer & Hirtz 2004 nom illeg [invalid because Published simultaneously with Crocodeilanthe erectiflora (Luer & Hirtz) Luer and alternative names are now not allowed.]

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVI Luer 2004 Drawing fide

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