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

Inflorescence Photo by Carlos Hajek

Another Flower not as to what? Photo by Patricia Harding


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; AOS Bulletin Vol 87 #10 2018 photo fide;