Pleurothallis roseopunctata Lindl. 1846 SUBGENUS Crocodeilanthe [Rchb.f & Warsc.]Luer 1986 Drawing by Carl Luer and Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Common Name The Rose Spotted Pleurothallis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 300 to 3700 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial with fasiculate, stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by a loose tubular sheath near the middle and 2 imbricate others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring summer and fall on several, racemose, simultaneous, slender, more or less distichous, 4 to 10" [10 to 25 cm] long, subdensly and simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe and an annulus just below the abscission layer and carrying faintly fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Crocodeilanthe elegans (Kunth) Luer 2004; Dendrobium elegans Kunth 1816; Humboltia roseopunctata (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Pleurothallis elegans (Kunth) Lindl. 1842; Specklinia elegans (Kunth) Lindl. 1835; Stelis elegans (Kunth) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Stelis picta Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2002; Stelis roseopunctata (Lindl.) ined;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as P elegans; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as P elegans; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 2 Foldats 1970 as P elegans drawing ok; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1975 drawing ok to drawing; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing ok to drawing; Venezuela; Paraiso de Orquideas Romero 1997 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVI Luer 1998 drawing fide as P elegans; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as P elegans drawing ok to drawing; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Crocodeilanthe elegans;