Pleurothallis saltatoria Lindl. 1859 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Antenniferae 1998


Plant and Inflorescence Photos by Wiel Driessen and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Common Name The Dancing Pleurothallis [An Allusion to the dancing-like flowers]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Bolivia at elevations around 2870 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing, long-scandent, branching epiphyte with slender, ascending, prolific, ramicauls enveloped below by a 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 summer on 1 to 2, loose, 4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm] long including the 1.2 to 2" [3 to 5 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously several to many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf and has an infundibular floral bract.

Synonyms Humboltia saltatoria (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Luer 1998 drawing fide; Orchids of Bolivia Vasquez & Ibisch Vol 1 2000 photo ok/drawing good;