Pleurothallis roseola Luer & Hirtz 1996 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Antenniferae 1998

Photo by Franscisco Tobar and his Flickr Orchid photo Website

Full Shade Cool ColdSpring

Common Name or Meaning The German Measle Pleurothallis [refers to the reddish spots on the flower]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in northeastern Ecuador in montane forests at elevations around 1850 to 2850 meters as small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with slender to stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by a close, tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, cordate ovate, acute, acuminate, acuminate, cordate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the spring on 2 to 4 erect, 6 to 10 [15 to 25 cm] long, simultaneously subdensely many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf.

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

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