Pleurothallis scoparum Rchb.f 1888 SUBGENUS Scopula Luer 1986 Photo by Piotr Markiewicz

Another Flower Photo by Kopf Orchids

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Plant and Flowers Photo by Jay Pfahl

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Common Name The Broom-Like Pleurothallis [refers to the positioning and appearance of the inflorescnece on the leaf]

Flower Size 3/8" [9 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador, at elevations around 400 to 2200 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a slender erect ramicaul enveloped basally by a single tubular sheath with another just above the base carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, gradually narrowing below into the elongate petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a fascile of successive single, few flowered inflorescence that arises almost at the apical end of the leaf from a fugacious spathe and having a floral bract.

Synonyms Colombiana scoparum (Rchb. f.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 258 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Pleurothallis subgen Ancipita, Scopula and Trisetella Vol 6 1989 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Colombiana scoparum; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo good;

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