Pleurothallis lenae Luer & Dalström 1996 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Antenniferae Luer 1998

Leaf and Flowers Photos by Alfonso Doucette Copyright © 2009, and His Flicker website

Fragrance Full shade Cool winter

Common Name Lena's Pleurothallis [Mrs Dalstrom Co-discoverer of species current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations of 2000 to 2200 meters as a medium to large sized, cool growing epiphyte with stout, erect ramciauls enveloped by a tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, suberect, coriaceous, ovate, acute, deeply cordate and sessile base leaf that blooms in the winter on a suberect, subdense, 13.2" [to 33 cm] long, simultaneously many flowered, racemose inflorescence arising through a spathe and has infundibular floral bracts andcarries flowers that smell of cucumbers


References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Systematics of Pleurothallis subsection Antenniferae, Longiracemosae, Macrophyllae-racemosae and Subgenera Pseudsostelis and Acuminata Luer 1999 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #1 2016 photo fide;