Pleurothallis pilostoma Luer 1996 SUBGENUS Uncifera Photo by Daniel Jimenez and his Flickr Orchid Website.

Full shade Warm winter

Common Name The Hairy Mouth Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations of 1300 to 1500 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped at the base by 2 to 3, thin tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, erect, narrowly obovate, obtuse, narrowly cuneate below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, slender, loose, secund, 3.2 to 7.2" [8 to 18 cm] long, simultaneously several flowered, racemose inflorescence arising near the apex of the ramicaul with oblique, acute floral bracts.

Closely related to P segoviensis, P canae, and P pompalis but this one differs in the broad and concave synsepal, the sepals are tall-carinate, along the mid-veins that end in projecting apicula.

Synonyms Stelis pilostoma (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Unciferia pilostoma (Luer) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Systematics of Pleurothallis Section Abortivae, Truncatae, Subsection Acroniae, Subgenera Dracontia and Uncifera Luer 1998 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Uncifera pilostoma;