Pleurothallis lindenii Lindl. 1843 Photo by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo WebsiteSUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTIOM Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Macrophyllae-Racemosae [Lindl] Luer 1986

Plant in situ Colombia

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Flowers from Below Photos by Jay Pfahl

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Common Name Linden's Pleurothallis [Belgian Orchid Botanist 1800's]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in wet, cold, cloud forests at elevations of 2600 to 3350 meters as a small to large sized, cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial with slender, stout, erect ramicauls with a sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, abruptly narrowing below into the cuneate base leaf that blooms at most anytime of the year on an arcuate then pendant, slender, laxly few to several flowered, racemose, 1.2" to 4" [3 to 10 cm] long inflorescence arising through a spathe with infundibular floral bracts.

Synonyms Humboldtia lindenii (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Pleurothallis andrei Luer & R.Escobar 1996; Pleurothallis araguensis Ames 1922; Pleurothallis pendula Schltr. 1924

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855; Beitrage Zur Orchideenkunde Von Colombia 27:51 Schlechter 1924 as P pendula; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS pg 957 "D" 1998 photo ok; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XVIII. Systematics of Pleurothallis subgen. Pleurothallis sect. Pleurothallis, subsect. Longiracemosae, subsect. Macrophyllae-Racemosae, subsect. Perplexae, subgen. Pseudostelis, subgen. Acuminatia. Luer 1999 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Native Orchids of Ecuador Vol IV No. 1796 Dodson 2003 photo fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo huh?; Macchu Picchu Orchids Eric Christenson 2003; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 pg 284 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 pg 290 photo not; Orquideas del Peru Freuler 2010 photo fide; Orquideas del Valle de Aburra Medellin Colombia Orqidelogia 2014 photo fide; Orquideas del Valle de Aburra Medellin Colombia Orquidelogia 2014 as P lindenii var xanthina photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 # 1 2019 photo good;