Pleurothallis infundibulosa Luer 1996 SUBGENUS Crocodeilanthe [Rchb.f & Warsc.]Luer 1986 Photo by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Funnel Pleurothallis [refers to the large prominent floral bracts]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Santander Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 2400 to 2600 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by a thin, tubular sheath near the middle and 2 to 3 imbricating others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall onan erect, stout, sublax, distichous, 8" [20cm] long including the 2.4 to 2.8" [6 to 7 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a foliaceous spathe from the apex of the ramicaul and has a large, funnel shaped, conspicuous, infundibular floral bracts.

Synonyms Crocodeilanthe infundibulosa (Luer) Luer 2004; Stelis infundibulosa (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVI Luer 1998 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Crocodeilanthe infundibulosa;