Pleurothallis galerasensis Luer 1998 SUBGENUS Crocodeilanthe [Rchb.f & Warsc.]Luer 1986 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Orchid Website

Common Name The Galeras Pleurothallis [A volcano in southernmost Colombia]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Narino Colombia at elevations around 3200 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with approximate below, proliferating above, stout to slender, erect to suberect ramcauls with a loose tubular sheath near the middle and 2 to 3 imbricating others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, slender, 4 to 8.8" [10 to 22 cm] long, secund, simultaneously densely many flowered inflorescence arising through a foliaceous spathe with an annulus and has thin, tubular floral bracts.

Synonyms Crocodeilanthe galerasensis (Luer) Luer 2004; Stelis galerasensis (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Luer 1998 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Crocodeilanthe galerasensis

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