Pleurothallis pulvinaris Luer & R.Escobar 1984 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Lindl 1859 Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt and his Orchid Photos Website

Common Name The Cushion-Like Pleurothallis [refers to the cushion-like callus on the labellum]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Antioquia state of Colombia at elevations of 2350 to 2800 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect, ramicauls carrying a close tubular sheath below the middle and two more at the base and carrying an apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, narrowly cuneate below into the elongate slender petiolate leaf that blooms in the fall on 1 to 2, 3/4 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm] long, simultaneously 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence arising threough a spathe at the apex of the ramicaul


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 16 No 2 1984 drawing; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 18 Luer 1999 drawing fide other than the petals; Orquideas del Valle de Aburra Medellin Colombia Orqidelogia 2014 photo fide