Pleurothallopsis clausa (Luer & R. Escobar) Pridgeon & M. W. Chase 2001Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Closed Pleurothallopsis [refers to the cleistogamus flower that rarely opens]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Colombia and northwestern Ecuador at elevations around 1700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with an erect ramicaul enveloped completely by 6 to 8 brown, imbricating, ribbed, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a fascile arising from near the apex of the ramicaul, .16 to .2" [4 to 5 mm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence with flowers that rarely open.

Synonyms Restrepiella clausa (Luer & R.Escobar) Braas & H.Mohr 1982; *Restrepiopsis clausa Luer & R.Escobar 1978

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol VIII Luer 1991 as Restrepiopsis clausa Drawing fide