Pleurothallis jurisdixii Luer & R.Escobar 1996 SUBGENUS Crocodeilanthe [Rchb.f & Warsc.]Luer 1986 Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Jurisdicciones Pleurothallis [A Paramo area of northeastern Colombia]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Norte de Santander Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 2100 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls with a close tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 inflated, imbricating sheaths at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, oblong, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a subdense, subsecund, 4 to 4.8" [10 to 12 cm] long including the .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously several flowered inflorescence arising through a slender spathe from an annulus just below the abscission layer.

Synonyms Crocodeilanthe jurisdixii (Luer & R.Escobar) Luer 2004; Stelis jurisdixii (Luer & R.Escobar) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 20: 64. Luer & Escobar 1996 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVI Luer 1998 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Crocodeilanthe jurisdixii;