Pleurothallis nutans Schltr. 1924 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Macrophyllae-Racemosae [Lindl] Luer 1986

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

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Common Name or Meaning The Pendent Pleurothallis [refers to the inflorescence]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Cundinamarca and Norte de Santander departments of Colombia at elevations around 2000 to 2500 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls with a close, tubular sheath near the 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, narrowly obovate, acute, acuminate narrowly cuneate below into the base leaf that blooms in the later spring on 1 to 3, arising through a spathe at the apex of the ramicaul, pendent, .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm] long including the .4" [1 cm] long, subdense, simultaneously few flowered inflorescence and carries non resupinate flowers.

" Characterized by the tall ramicaul carrying a single, large, narrowly obovate, subpetiolatE base leaf that blooms on a few to 2 to 4 flowered racemes of large, rosy white to greenish white flowes. The uppermost synsepal is deeply cucullate with the petals and middle sepal pointed downwards. The lip is ovate with narrow calli on the basal lobes that surround the column." Luer 1999

Synonyms Pleurothallis decora Luer & R.Escobar 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 27: 165 Schlechter 1924

Orquideologia Vol 16 # 1 1983 as P decora drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986 as P decora;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Systematics of Pleurothallis subsection Antenniferae, Longiracemosae, Macrophyllae-racemosae and Subgenera Pseudsostelis and Acuminata Luer 1999

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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