Pleurothallis parviflora Luer 1980 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Antenniferae 1998 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

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Common Name or Meaning The Small Flowered Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Ecuador in wet montane forests at elevations around 1800 to 2400 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apcial, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, acuminate, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the spring on 1 to 4, erect, dense, 3.2 to 6.4" [8 to 16 cm] long, simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe and has a tubular floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Luer 1998 drawing fide;