Pleurothallis patateensis Luer 1998 SUBGENUS Crocodeilanthe [Rchb.f & Warsc.]Luer 1986 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Orchid Website

Common Name The Patate Pleurothallis [A community near where the species was first collected]

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Tungurahua Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations of 3050 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with fasciculate, slender, erect enveloped by a tubualr sheath about the middle and 2 to 3 imbricating sheaths at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on 2 to 3, subsecund, subdense, 2.4 to 4.4" [6 to 11 cm] long, simultaneously several flowered inflorescence arising througha slender spathe with an infundibular floral bract

Synonyms Crocodeilanthe patateensis (Luer) Luer 2004; Stelis patateensis (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVI Luer 1998 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Crocodeilanthe pataeensis

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