Pleurothallis lehmanniana Schltr. 1920 SUBGENUS Crocodeilanthe [Rchb.f & Warsc.]Luer 1986 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Lehmann's Pleurothallis [German Engineer, Counsel to Colombia and Botanist 1800's]

Flower Size .2 [5 mm]

Found in southern Colombia and northernmost Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations of 3000 to 3400 meters as a large sized, cold growing epiphyte with stout, fasciculate, erect ramicauls enveloped by a loose, tubular sheath near the middle and 2 to 4, large, loose, imbricating sheaths at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute, cuneate to rounded and contracted below into the the conduplicate petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a fascile of several, simultaneous, erect, congested, 6 to 8" [15 to 20 cm] long, simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a broad spathe with an annulus at the apex of the ramicaul below the abscission layer.

Synonyms Crocodeilanthe lehmanniana (Schltr.) Luer 2004; Pleurothallis endotrachys F.Lehm. & Kraenzl. 1899

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVI Luer 1998 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Crocodeilanthe lehmanniana;