Pleurothallis flaveola Luer & Hirtz 1996 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Pleurothallis SERIES Pleurothallis Luer 1986

Flower Closeup

Photos by Rudi Gelis and The I Naturalist Website

TYPE Drawing

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Yellow Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Pichincha, Azuay and Esmeraldas provinces of Ecuador on roadbanks and in wet forests at elevations of 720 to 1500 meters as a small to large sized, warm to cool growing, caespitose epiphyte and terrestrial with stout, erect ramicauls with a tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-ovate, acute, cuneate below into the channeled petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on a dense, arising through a spathe at the apex of the ramicaul, a fascile of numerous, .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long, simultaneously 1 to successively 2 [sometimes simultaneously 3] flowered inflorescence with half as long as the pedicel floral bracts..

Similar to P chlorolueca which it shares its location but this one differs in the smaller yellow flowers, shorter, acute, non-acuminate sepals, shorter petals and a smaller lip with the deflexed part acute [not broadly truncate and apiculate like in P chloroleuca". Luer 1998

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Lindleyana 11: 159 Luer & Hirtz 1996 drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Systematics of Pleurothallis Section Abortivae, Truncatae, Subsection Acroniae, Subgenera Dracontia and Uncifera Luer 1998

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Systematics of Pleurothallis Section Abortivae, Truncatae, Subsection Acroniae, Subgenera Dracontia and Uncifera Luer 1998 drawing fide;

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