Pleurothallis siphonantha Luer 1998 SUBGENUS Crocodeilanthe [Rchb.f & Warsc.]Luer 1986

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Orchid Website

Full Shade Cold LATERWinter

Common Name or Meaning The Tube-Like Flower Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Peru in cloud forests at elevations around 3050 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with stout, fasciculate, erect ramcauls enveloped by a close sheath near the middlwe and 2 to 3 tubular sheaths at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, elliptical-oblong, subacute to obtuse, broadly cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the later winter on a 3 to 6, congested, secund, 5.2 to 6" [13 to 15 cm] long, simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf

Synonyms Crocodeilanthe siphonantha (Luer) Luer 2004; Stelis siphonantha (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVI Luer 1998 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Crocodeilanthe siphonantha