Pleurothallis lamellaris Lindl. 1859 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Macrophyllae-Racemosae [Lindl] Luer 1986 Photo courtesy of Richard Korber.

Common Name The Lamina Pleurothallis [refers to the calli of the lip]

Flower Size 2/5" [1 cm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia at elevations of 1950 to 2930 meters as a medium to large sized, cool to cold growing epiphytewith stout, erect, ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and another close to the middle carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute leaf with a cordate, sessile base that blooms in the spring on an arcuate, to 4" [to 10 cm] long, loosely several flowered inflorescence subtended basally by a spathe and with infundibulbar floral bracts holding the simultaneously opening flowers.

Synonyms Humboldtia lamellaris (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891 ; Humboltia lamellaris (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Pleurothallis loxensis Luer & Hirtz 1996

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 as P loxensis photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Systematics of Pleurothallis subsection Antenniferae, Longiracemosae, Macrophyllae-racemosae and Subgenera Pseudsostelis and Acuminata Luer 1999 drawing fide; Orchids of Bolivia Vasquez & Ibisch Vol 1 2000 drawing/photo fide Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 as P loxensis drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 drawing fide; Macchu Picchu Orchids Eric Christenson 2003 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo fide

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