Pleurothallis kelsoae Mark Wilson, B.T.Larsen & J.Portilla 2017 SECTION Ancipita Photo by Mark Wilson and A CLARIFICATION OF THE TAXONOMY OF PLEUROTHALLIS CROCODILICEPS (PLEUROTHALLIDINAE, ORCHIDACEAE) AND FOUR NEW SPECIES OF PLEUROTHALLIS IN SUBGENUS ANCIPITIA

Part Shade Cool Fall

Common Name Kelso's Pleurothallis [American Botanist Sylvia "Tass" Kelso 2016]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador without locality as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender, provided with a single, papery, basal sheath, sharply ancipitous, alate ramicaul carrying a single, apical, erect to suberect, ovate, acute, cuneate, sessile, entire, rigid, coriaceous leaf that blooms in the fall on a fascile of solitary, successive flowers arosong through a reclining spathaceous bract at the base of the leaf

There is a chance that this species is an unintentional greenhouse hybrid pehaps between P solium and a white flowered member of the P arietina and P nelsonii complex.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *LANKESTERIANA 17(2): 165—191. Wilson, Dupree, Driessen, Bruno T. Larsen, Armin Löckher, Niessen, José Portilla, Guerrero, Andres, Suarez, Tobar-Suárez 2017 photo/drawing fide;

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