Pleurothallis penduliflora Kraenzl. 1905 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Antenniferae Luer 1998 Photo by John Varigos and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Another Color Form Photos by Jorge Mario Munera

Another Flower Photo by Ecuagenara

Full shade Cold Spring Summer

Common Name The Pendant Flower Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 2200 to 2800 meters as a medium to large sized, cold growing epiphyte with a stout erect ramicaul enveloped basally by 2 close, tubular, evanescent sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, spreading, ovate to oblong-ovate, acute, rounded to subcordate basally leaf that blooms in the spring and fall on 1 to 5, erect to arching th pendant, subcongesteed, distichous, simultaneously many flowered, racemose, 7.2" to 12" [18 to 30 cm] long inflorescence arising through a spathe at the leaf base and has tubular floral bracts.

CAUTION Use caution with this one I cannot be sure of the veracity of this determination although it does match Luer's drawings

Synonyms Pleurothallis aves-seriales Luer & R.Escobar 1981; Pleurothallis diffusa var. grandiflora (C.Schweinf.) C.Schweinf. 1956; Pleurothallis semipellucida var. grandiflora C.Schweinf. 1951

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drawing fide; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Schweinfurth 1959 as P diffusa var grandiflora; Fieldiana, First supplement to the Orchids of Peru Scweinfurth 1970; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; *Orquideologia Vol 14 #2 Luer & Escobar 1981 as P aves-seriales drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 as P aves-seriales photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 errata = P pendulifera; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol. XVIII Luer 1999 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo good; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo good; Orquideas del Valle de Aburra Medellin Colombia Orqidelogia 2014 photo fide