Pleurothallis retusiloba C.Schweinf. 1951 SUBGENUS Crocodeilanthe [Rchb.f & Warsc.]Luer 1986 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Retuse Lobe Pleurothallis [refers to the apex of the lip]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Cusco Peru at elevations around 3000 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by a loose, tubular sheath above the middle and 2 to 3, loose, tubular, imbricating sheaths at the base at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-oblong, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring on 1 to 2, simultaneous, more or less secund on a .02 to .08" [9 to 14 cm] long including the .8" [2 cm] long peduncle,simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from an annulus just below the abscission layer.

Synonyms Crocodeilanthe retusiloba (C.Schweinf.) Luer 2004; Stelis retusiloba (C.Schweinf.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVI Luer 1998 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Crocodeilanthe retusiloba