Pleurothallis neoharlingii Luer 1986 Pleurothallis SUBGENUS Physothallis (Garay) Luer 1986

Flower Closeup Photos by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Cold FallWinter

Common Name The New Harling Pleurothallis

Flower Size 1/4" [8mm]

Found in 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 terrestrial with coarse, thick, elliptic leaves and erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths. The 8" [20 cm] long, slender peduncle of successive, erect flowers emerges in the summer, fall and winter from an annulus below the abscission layer.

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 Luer 1986 drawing fide; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Stelis neoharlingii; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2003 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX 2007 as Physothallis harlingii drawing fide