Pleurothallis fastidiosa Luer 1977 SUBGENUS Rhynchopera [Kl.] Luer 1986 Photo by Frog Party and Dendroboard Website

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Carlos Hajek

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Common Name The Delicate Flowered Pleurothallis

Flower Size 3/5" [1.5 mm]

Found as a small sized, caespitose epiphyte and sometime terrestrial on felled trees in wet montane forests on the eastern slopes of the Andes at altitudes of 500-1700 meters in Ecuador and Peru with erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, erect, apical, elliptical, acute, petiolate leaf which blooms on a long, apical, arching, several flowered, simultaneously opening inflorescence arising from a long spathe with an annulus that holds the flowers longer than the leaves and occurs in June.

Synonyms Rhynchopera fastidiosa (Luer) Szlach. & Marg. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986 drwaing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVI Systematics of Pleurothallis subgenera Crocodeilanthe, Rhynchopera and Talpinaria Luer 1998 drawing fide

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