Pleurothallis nasiterna Luer 1981 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Antenniferae 1998

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation a the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name or Meaning The Watering Pot Pleurothallis [refers to the synsepal shape]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found Sucumbios, Carchi and Napo Ecuador at elevations around 2700 to 3100 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by close fitting, tubular sheath near the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical to ovate, obtuse, acuminate, narrowing below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the summer through mid fall on 1 to 3, erect to arching, 4 to 9.6" [10 to 24 cm] long including the .8" [2 cm] long, peduncle, simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a reclining spathe a the leaf base.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Luer 1999 drawing fide