Pleurothallis fustifera Luer 1999 SUBGENUS Restrepioidia Luer 1986

Side View of Flower

Photos by Wiel Driessen and his The Flickr Orchid Photo Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Orchid Website

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Common Name The Club Bearing Pleurothallis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in San Martin Department of Peru at elevations of 700 to 850 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing, caespitose epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by a a tubular sheath below the middle and 1 to 2, shorter ones at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring on an erect, arising through and enveloped completely by an erect spathe, short, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with a thin, tubular, as long to shorter than the pedicel floral bract.

"Distinguished by the small habit, pedicellate leaves and single flowers produced successively in a fascile with a small spathe. The flowres are comparitively large with the dorsal sepal free from the synsepal. The apices of the petals are long-acuminate and the basal lobes of the lip are proportionally large, antrorse and clavate." Luer 1999

Synonyms Lindleyalis fustifera (Luer) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Systematics of Pleurothallis subsection Antenniferae, Longiracemosae, Macrophyllae-Racemosae and Subgenera Pseudsostelis and Acuminata Luer 1999

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Systematics of Pleurothallis subsection Antenniferae, Longiracemosae, Macrophyllae-Racemosae and Subgenera Pseudsostelis and Acuminata Luer 1999 drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Systematics of Jostia, Andinia, Barbosella, Barbrodia & Pleurothallis subgen Antilla, Effusia and Restrepioidia Luer 2000

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Systematics of Jostia, Andinia, Barbosella, Barbrodia & Pleurothallis subgen Antilla, Effusia and Restrepioidia Luer 2000 drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Pleurothallis subgenus Acianthera and Three Allied subgenera, A Second Century of new Species of Stelis of Ecuador, Epibator, Ophidion and Zootrophion Luer 2004 as Lindleyallis fustifera

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