Pleurothallopsis insons (Luer & R.Escobar) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

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

Flower Size .06" [1.5 mm]

Found in Norte de Santander Colombia at elevations around 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with an erect ramicaul enveloped by 2 to 3, imbricating, ribbed, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, purple suffused, narrowly elliptical, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a fascile arising from near the apex of the ramicaul, .04 to .12" [1 to 3 mm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence with flowers that rarely open.

Synonyms *Restrepiopsis insons Luer & R.Escobar 1982

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

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