Pleurothallis neoharlingii Luer 1986 SUBGENUS Physothallis (Garay) Luer 1986 TYPE for the SUBGENUS

Flower Closeup

Photos by Eric Hunt

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Cold FallWinter

Common Name The New Harling Pleurothallis

Flower Size .32" [8mm]

Found in Azuay province of Ecuador on high scrubby slopes on mostly unshaded hard rocky soil at elevations of 2900 to 3000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing, shortly repent terrestrial with coarse, thick, elliptic leaves and erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheath that blooms in the summer, fall and winter from an annulus below the abscission layer, 28" [70 cm] long, slender peduncle, successively few, several flowered inflorescence with just shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

"It is a coarse plant with thick, short stemmed leaves borne by a thick rhizome that clings to to mostly unshaded, hard\, rocky soil. A tall successively flowered raceme produces the flowers erect with the lateral sepals parted to near the base and with the dorsal and lateral sepals deeply connate with the three, thick apices pointing upwards." Luer 2007

Synonyms Physothallis harlingii Garay 1953; Stelis harlingii (Garay) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Stelis neoharlingii (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Physothallis harlingii;

Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 7 385 - 448 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975 as Physothallis harlingii;

* Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986

* Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986 drawing fide;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001 as Stelis neoharlingii;

Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2003 photo fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX A Third Century of Stelis In Ecuador Systematics of Apoda-Prorepentia Luer 2007 as Physothallis harlingii

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX A Third Century of Stelis In Ecuador Systematics of Apoda-Prorepentia Luer 2007 as Physothallis harlingii drawing fide

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