Pleurothallis genychila Schltr. 1921 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Antenniferae 1998 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Knee Bent Lip Pleurothallis [refers to the geniculate lip]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at elevations around 2300 to 3300 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender ramicauls with a tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, slightly acuminate, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the spring through mid fall on 1 to 5, erect, loose, secund,to 8" [20 cm] longincluding trhe 2" [5 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf and has a tubular floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Luer 1999 drawing fide; P>--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------