Pleurothallis hemisphaerica Luer & R.Escobar 1981 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Macrophyllae-Racemosae [Lindl] Luer 1986 Photo by © Sebastian Vieira and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Common Name The Hemispherical Pleurothallis [refers to the sepals shape]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia at elevations around 2500 meters as a medium to large sized, cold growing terrestrial with erect, stout, terete ramicauls with 2 to 3 tubular, ribbed, imbricating sheaths at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the conduplicate sessile base leaf that blooms in the winter on a descending, 1.2 to 3.2 [3 to 8 cm] long, 2 to 6 flowered inflorescence arising through a fugaceous spathe at the base of the leaf and has a loose, widely infundibular floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 14(2): 155. Luer & Escobar 1981 Drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Luer 1999 drawing fide;