Pleurothallis sandemanii Luer 1996 SUBGENUS Talpinaria [Karst] Luer 1986 Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler


Common Name Sandeman's Pleurothallis [Original Collector of Species - Current]

Flower Size 3/5" [1.5 cm]

Found in Colombia at elevations around 500 meters as a hot to warmgrowing epiphyte with slender roots that give rise to slender, erect ramicaul with a close tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others basally and carries a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, long-petiolate leaf that is cuneate below into the slender petiole and blooms in the spring on an ascending, 2/5" to 5/8" [1 to 1.8 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul.

A variable species in both color and form. They are most often yellow through brown and have an entire synsepal to slightly free lateral sepals

Synonyms Talpinaria sandemanii (Luer) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVI Systematics of Pleurothallis subgenera Crocodeilanthe, Rhynchopera and Talpinaria Luer 1998 drawing ok; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Talpinaria sandemannii;