Pleurothallis possoae Luer 2000 SUBGENUS Crocodeilanthe [Rchb.f & Warsc.]Luer 1986 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name Posso's Pleurothallis [Martha Posso, Colombian Orchid Enthusiast and co-collector of species current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Putumayo Colombia at elevations around 3000 to 3300 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, stout, fasciculate ramicauls enveloped by a loose tubular sheath and 2 to 3 loose, tubular, imbricating sheaths at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on 1 to 3, erect, secund, to 4 to 6.4" [10 to 16 cm] long including the 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long peduncle, densely and simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a foliaceous spathe at the base of the leaf and has an inflated, cucullate, obtuse floral bract that enveloped the pedicel

Synonyms Crocodeilanthe possoae (Luer) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Luer 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Luer 1998 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia polysticta