Pleurothallis sijmii Luer 2002 SUBGENUS Elongatia Luer 1986 Photo courtesy of Lisa Thoerle

Common Name Sijmi's Pleurothallis [Dutch collector of species current]

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in northern Peru as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and by a tubular sheath below the middle and carries a single, apical, thickly coriaceous, erect, rigid, elliptical, sessile leaf that is cuneate into the base. This species blooms in the summer on a suberect to horizontal, loose, secund, to 8" [to 20 cm] long, simultaneously several flowered, racemose inflorescence arising from a spathe at the base of the leaf and having a thin tubular floral bracts.

Characterized by the rigid, thickly coriaceous, elliptical, sessile leaf that is surpassed by a loose racemose inflorescence of large showy flowers witha cuminate sepals mottled with purple.

Synonyms Elongatia sijmii (Luer) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIV Luer 2002 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Elongatia sijmii

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