Pleurothallis scoparum Rchb.f 1888 SUBGENUS Scopula Luer 1986

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Plant and Flowers

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Drawing

Drawing by Carl Luer.

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

Flower Size .36" [9 mm]

Found in Colombia and Azuay, El Oro and Pichincha provinces of Ecuador, at elevations around 400 to 2200 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing, caespitose 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 shortly-erecrt-arching, arising from a fugacious spathe fascile of successive single, few flowered inflorescence that arises almost at the apical end of the leaf with a shorter than the pedicel floral bract.

"Readily distinguished by the pink spotted flowers with a shaggy-fimbriate lip." Luer 1989

Synonyms Colombiana scoparum (Rchb. f.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Flora 71: 153 Rchb.f 1888;

Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 258 Dodson 1980 drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol VI Systematics of Pleurothallis subgen Ancipita, Scopula and Trisetella Luer 1989

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol VI Systematics of Pleurothallis subgen Ancipita, Scopula and Trisetella Luer 1989 drawing fide;

Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Pleurothallis subgenus Acianthera and Three Allied subgenera, A Second Century of new Species of Stelis of Ecuador, Epibator, Ophidion and Zootrophion Luer 2004 as Colombiana scoparum;

Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo good;

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