Pleurothallis manicosa Luer & R.Escobar 1996 SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Antenniferae Luer 1998 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Inflorescence Photo by Patricia Harding

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Common Name The Sleeved Pleurothallis [refers to the dilated sheaths on the ramicaul]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Cauca Valley Colombia at elevations around 1800 to 2300 meters as a warm to cool growing epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3, broad, dilated, tubular sheaths and another near the middle and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, broadly cordate, obtuse, acuminate, basally sessile leaf that blooms in the spring on a fascile of several, erect, 6 to 8" [15 to 20 cm] long, simultaneously opening, many flowered, racemose inflorescence arising from a broad, foliaceous spathe at the leaf base and carries slender, ovate, concave, acute floral bracts.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986 Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Systematics of Pleurothallis subsection Antenniferae, Longiracemosae, Macrophyllae-racemosae and Subgenera Pseudsostelis and Acuminata Luer 1999 drawing fide;

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