Pleurothallis magnifica Luer & R.Escobar 1984 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Macrophyllae-Racemosae [Lindl] Luer 1986 TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name or Meaning The Magnificent Pleurothallis

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Cauca Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 3150 meters as a medium to large sized, cold growing terrestrial with stout, suberect ramicauls with a close, tubular sheath below the middle and 2 others at the base and carrying a single, more or less arching, horizontal to pendent, coriaceous, obovate, acute, acuminate, cuneate below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on 1 to 3, flaccid, 3.2 to 4.8" [8 to 12 cm] long, loosely few flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf and carrying non-resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 16 No 2 1984 Drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Luer 1999 drawing fide