Pleurothallis pedunculata (Klotzsch) Rchb.f. 1850 SUBGENUS Rhynchopera Photo by Hans Vissers

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Common Name The Peduncle Pleurothallis

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 2100 to 2600 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, ramicauls enveloped by a brown grey, elongate, tubular sheath and another at the middle and carrying a single, apical, rigid, narrowly ellipitc, minutely tridenticulate apically, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on a pendant, thin, pale green, 4.8" [to 12 cm] long, few [4 to 5] flowered, racemose inflorescence arising through a dried up, scarious sheath just below the apex of the petiole.

This species is most related to P aggeris as both have the concave basal part to the lip and have erect sides to the basal third of the lip, but this species has a longer more narrow lip with an acute apex.

Synonyms Humboldtia pedunculata (Klotzsch) Kuntze 1891; *Rhynchopera pedunculata Klotzsch 1844

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 drawing good; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing good; Icones Pleurothallidinarum—III. Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum—XVI. Systematics of Pleurothallis subgenera Crocodeilanthe, Rhynchopera, Talpinaria Luer 1998 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing good; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo ok; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo not = Myoxanthus; Orquideas del Valle de Aburra Medellin Colombia Orqidelogia 2014 photo ok

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