Pleurothallis pulcherrima Luer 1999 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Macrophyllae-Racemosae [Lindl] Luer 1986

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

Full Shade warm LATE Fall EARLY winter

Common Name or Meaning The Very Beautiful Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Carchi Ecuador in montane forests at elevations around 1400 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute, cordate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on an arching, slender, pendent, lax, 2.8 to 3.2" [7 to 8 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf with tubular floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XVIII Luer 1999 drawing fide