Pleurothallis garayana (Ospina) Luer 1975 SUBGENUS Scopula Luer 1986 Photo by © M Ospina and The Epidendra Website


Original Drawing by © Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia

Common Name Garay's Pleurothallis [American Orchid Botanist current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Antioquia and Choco Colombia at elevations of 2000 to 2700 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath in the lower third and 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical-linear, acute, narrowly cuneate and long decurrent into the base leaf that blooms in the spring on a .2 to .38" [5 to 9mm] long, fascile of successive single flowers arising through a spathe from just below the apex of the leaf.

Synonyms *Colombiana garayana Ospina 1973

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquideología 8: 232. Luer 1973 as Colombiana garayana drawing/photo fide; Selbyana 1: 90. Luer 1975; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol 3 Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol 6 Luer 1989 darwing fide;