Pleurothallis serpens Luer & R.Escobar 1983 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Macrophyllae-Racemosae [Lindl] Luer 1986 TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Creeping Pleurothallis [refers to the rhizome]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Colombia at elevations around 2600 to 2900 meters as a miniature to just medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by a close tubular sheath near the middle and 1 to 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, suberect, thinly coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, acuminate below into the slender, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a pendent, .8 to 1.4" [2 to 3.5 cm] long, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the apex of the ramicaul.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Orquideología 16(1): 31. Luer & Escobar 1983 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Luer 1999 drawing fide;