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


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

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Cundinamarca and Norte de Santander Colombia at elevations around 2000 to 2500 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing 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, pendent, .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm] long including the .4" [1 cm] long, subdense, simultaneously few flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the apex of the ramicaul and carries non resupinate flowers.

Synonyms Pleurothallis decora Luer & R.Escobar 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquideologia Vol 16 # 1 1983 as P decora drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Luer 1999 drawing fide;