Pleurothallis magdalenae Rchb.f. 1855 SUBGENUS Psuedostelis [Schltr.] Luer 1998

Original Drawing by Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia

Flower? Lip not right, closer to P bracteosa Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista

Common Name The Magdalena Pleurothallis [A river and town near where the species was first encountered]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador in dense forests at elevations around 1800 to 2500 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a slender, erect ramicaul with a tubular sheath near the middle and 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute to subacute, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, strict, sublax, subsecund, 2 to 6" [5 to 15 cm] long, simultaneously several to many flowered, racemose inflorescence arising through a spathe and an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with oblique, acute floral bracts

CAUTION The photo attributed to P magdalenae is closer to P bracteosa with the frilly verrucose lip so please use with caution. I await more information!

Synonyms Humboldtia magdalenae (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Pleurothallis stelidioides Schltr. 1920; Stelis magdalenae (Rchb.f.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855; Repertorium Specierum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis 1920 as P stelidioides; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol 3 Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol 18 Luer 1999 drawing fide

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