Pleurothallis hartwegii Lindley 1842 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Macrophyllae-Racemosae [Lindl] Luer 1986

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

Common Name Hartweg's Pleurothallis [German Orchid Collector in Mexico 1800's]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador at elevations around 2200 to 2400 meters as a medium to large sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls with a close tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly obovate, acute, narrowly cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the fall on a dense fascile of .4" [1 cm] long including the .2" [5 mm] long peduncle, 1 to loosely 2 flowered inflorescence arising through a fugaceous spathe at the base of the leaf and has an inflated floral bract.

Synonyms Humboltia geniculata (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Humboltia hartwegii (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Pleurothallis geniculata Lindl. 1859

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Luer 1999 drawing fide