Pleurothallis ramificans Luer 1980 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Antenniferae 1998

Plant and Flowers Photos by Andreas Kay and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website


Common Name The Branching Pleurothallis [refers to the proliferating habit]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in southwestern Colombia and Ecuador in wet montane or cloud forests at elevations around 1500 to 3200 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold, scandent growing epiphyte with slender, ascending to erect, proliferating ramicauls enveloped below by tubular sheath below the middle and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the later spring, summer and fall on 1 to 2, congested, slender, 2.4 to 6" [6 to 15 cm] long including the .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long peduncle, simultaenously many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf with an infundibular floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Luer 1998 drawing fide