Pleurothallis laminata Luer 1998 SUBGENUS Crocodeilanthe [Rchb.f & Warsc.]Luer 1986 font color=red> Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Orchid Photo Website


Common Name The Laminate Pleurothallis [refers to the tall, thin calli of the lip]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador in elfin cloud forests at elevations around 2500 to 3000 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, suffused with purple, erect ramicauls with a long, tubular sheath near the middle and 2 to 3 imbricating sheaths at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, rigidly coriaceous, purple suffused beneath, narrowly elliptical, acute to subacute, cuneate below into the slender, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a single, 7.2" [18 cm] long, subsecund, subdense, simultaneously several flowered inflorescence arising through a slendser spathe with infundibular floral bracts

Synonyms Crocodeilanthe laminata (Luer) Luer 2004; Stelis laminata (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVI Luer 1998 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Crocodeilanthe laminata