Pleurothallis notabilis Luer & R.Escobar 1981 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Pleurothallis SERIES Pleurothallis Luer 1986

Flower Closeup

Photos by The Ecotone Tours Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website


Common Name or Meaning The Noteworthy Pleurothallis [refers to the unusual leaves and Inflorescence]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia at elevations around 2500 to 2800 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, terete, stout ramicauls with a close, tubular sheath above the middle and a loose tubular sheath at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, rigid, thickly coriaceous, nervose, sulcate along the veins, broadly obovate, convex, obtuse to rounded, cuneate below into the thickened, channeled subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a dense fascile of radiating in all directions, up to 30, 1.6 to 2.4" [4 to 6 cm] long, laxly few flowered inflorescence arising at the base of the leaf and has an infundibular floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia 14: 162 Luer & Excobar 1981 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Luer 1998 drawing fide;