Pleurothallis imber-florum Luer & R.Escobar 1984 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Macrophyllae-Racemosae [Lindl] Luer 1986

Photo by © Jorge Mario Munera

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Shower of Flowers Pleurothallis [refers to the inflorescence]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Choco' Colombia at elevations 2000 to 2300 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by a close tubular sheath above the base and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute, shortly acuminate, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on 1 to 3, arching, 5.6 to 14.4" [14 to 36 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 16(2): 167. Luer & Escobar 1984 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Luer 1999 drawing fide