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

Common Name Pennell's Pleurothallis [American Collector of Species]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Cundinamarca Colombia at elevations around 1900 to 3200 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with ascending, fasciculate, erect ramicauls with a close, tubular sheath near the middle and 2 to 3, close, imbricating others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical-oblong, subacute to obtuse, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a slender, lateral, 6.8 to 9.2" [17 to 23 cm] long, simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising from a slender spathe.

Synonyms Crocodeilanthe pennelliana (Luer) Luer 2004; Stelis pennelliana (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 pennelliana