Pleurothallis flaveola Luer & Hirtz 1996 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Pleurothallis SERIES Pleurothallis Luer 1986Drawing 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 Ecuador on roadbanks and in wet forests at elevations of 720 to 1500 meters as a small to large sized, warm to cool growing 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 as fascile of numerous, .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long, simultaneously 1 to successively 2 [sometimes simultaneously 3] flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the apex of the ramicaul.

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].


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia feuilletii; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Specklinia feuilletii drawing fide