Pleurothallis hippocrepica Luer & R.Escobar 1984 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Antenniferae Luer 1998 TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Cool Cold spring summer

Common Name The Horse Shoe Shaped Pleurothallis [refers to the lip]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 2500 to 2800 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with stout, erect ramciauls enveloped by a tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute, shortly acuminate, sessile and round base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on 1 to 3, erect, distichous, subdense, 8 to 10" [20 to 25 cm] long, simultaneously many flowered, racemose inflorescence arising through a spathe and has tubular floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 16 No 2 1984 drawing fide; Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Systematics of Pleurothallis subsection Antenniferae, Longiracemosae, Macrophyllae-racemosae and Subgenera Pseudsostelis and Acuminata Luer 1999 drawing fide;