Pleurothallis intonsa Luer & R.Escobar 1981

Plant and Flowers Photos by Alfonso Doucette Copyright 2009, and His Flicker website


Original Drawing by Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia

Common Name The Unshaved Pleurothallis [refers to the lip]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia at elevations around 2550 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with an erect ramicaul enveloped by 2 to 3 basal sheaths and carrying narrowly elliptic, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on an erect, loose, flexible, filiform, to 4" [to 10 cm] long including the 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long peduncle, successively single, several flowered inflorescence with a thin floral bract

Synonyms Muscarella intonsa (Luer & R.Escobar) Luer 2006; Specklinia intonsa (Luer & R.Escobar) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol 3 Luer 1986; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Muscarella intonsa drawing fide; Orquideas del Valle de Aburra Medellin Colombia Orqidelogia 2014 photo fide