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

Common Name The Transparent Pleurothallis [refers to the sepaline tube]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Azuay Ecuador in montane scrub at elevations around 3000 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with fasciculate, erect ramicaul enveloped by a tubular sheath near the middle and 2 to 3 more at the base and carrying a single, apical, spreading, coriaceous, elliptical-oblong, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a subdense, secund, 4.8 to 5.6" [12 to 14 cm] long, simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a slender spathe with an annulus

Synonyms Crocodeilanthe pellucida (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2004; Stelis pellucida (Luer & Hirtz) 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 pellucida