Pleurothallis genychila Schltr. 1921 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Antenniferae Luer 1998

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

LATE THROUGH MID

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

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Putumato department of Colombia, Napo province of Ecuador and Junin department of Peru at elevations around 2300 to 3300 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing, caespitose 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, arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf, to 8" [20 cm] long including the 2" [5 cm] long peduncle, loose, secund, simultaneously many flowered inflorescence and has a tubular, somewhat shorter to as long as the pedicel floral bract.

"Characterized by an elliptical leaf and a longer, loosely flowered raceme of many flowers. The dorsal and synsepal are acute, the petals are narrowly linear, the lip is deeply three lobed with the lateral lobes erect and rounded, as large as the apiculate middle lobe.' Luer 1999

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol III Luer 1986;

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;

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