Pleurothallis silvae-pacis Karremans 2011 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Lindl 1859

Photo by Karremans and The Epidendra Website

Common Name Bosque de La Laz Pleurothallis [Refers to the plant location]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations around 1500 to 2000 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect to suberect ramicauls enveloped by a close, tubular sheath in the upper third, and a few others at the base and carrying a single, apical, horizontal to subhorizontal, coriaceous, narrowly ovate to acuminate, acute, cordate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on a fascile of 1 to 5, .28 to .4" [7 to 10 mm] long peduncle, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising and concealed within a spathe at the apex of the ramicaul with a tubular floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orch. Rev. 121: 156. Karremans 2011 photo/drawing fide; Harvard Papers in Botany Vol. 26, No. 1 2021, The Researchgate Website photo/drawing fide;