Pleurothallis jostii Mark Wilson & J.Portilla 2017 SUBGENUS Talpinaria [Karst] Luer 1986

LCDP Photo by Mark Wilson

Lip detail

Photos by Alexander Hirtz

Side View Comparrison of Lips

Top View Comparrison of Lips

Photos by Mark Wilson, Eric Hunt and Dale Borders

Common Name Jost's Pleurothallis [American Orchid Enthusiast in Ecuador current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found at least in Ecuador without locality as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, terete ramicauls carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, fleshy, slightly arching, elliptical, subacute to acute, older leaves glaucous, waxy, with some purple coloration, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, arising through an erect spathe, .36 to .68" [.9 to 1.7 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Similar to P talpinaria but differs in the smaller flower, the shorter column and the shorter lip and the shorter hypochile at the articulation with the column foot. Also similar to P trimeroglossa.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* LANKESTERIANA 17(2) Wilson 2017 drawing/photo fide