Pleurothallis penicillata Luer 1980 SUBGENUS Scopula Luer 1986 Photo by Copyright Ecuagenera Orchid Website

Plant and Flowers

Side View of Flower

Photos by Alfonso Doucette Copyright 2009, and His Flicker website

Full ShadeCoolWinterSpring

Common Name The Painter's Brush Pleurothallis [Allusion to the fascile of inflorescence]]

Flower Size .1" [5mm]

Found in Narino Colombia on the western slopes of the western Cordillera in cloud forests at elevations around 1600 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath below the middle and 2 others at the base and carryring a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, elliptical, acute, lightly acuminate, narrowly cuneate and long-decurrent below into the ramicaul that blooms in the winter and spring on a fascile of 1/4" [7 to 8mm] long, successive, single flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe held towards the apex of the leaf and has a thin floral bract.

Synonyms Colombiana penicillata (Luer) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol VI Luer 1989 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 33 COS 1991 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Colombiana penicillata;

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