Pleurothallis intonsa Luer & R.Escobar 1981

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Alfonso Doucette Copyright © 2009,


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 department of 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 ; *Orquideología 14(2): 157. Luer & Escobar 1981 Drawing fide; 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; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Muscarella intonsa photo fide