Pleurothallis madsenii Luer 1999 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Antenniferae 1998 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Orchid Website

Common Name Madsen's Pleurothallis [American Original Collector of Species current]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations of 2500 to 3400 meters as a small sized, cold, prolific growing epiphyte with slender, erect, apparently only once superposed ramicauls enveloped by 1 to 2 thin, tubular sheaths above and below the middle and another at the base and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the spring on a subcongested, 2 to 2.4" [5 to 6 cm] long, simultaneoulsy many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf with infundibular floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Luer 1999 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide