Pleurothallis strobilifera F.Lehm. & Kraenzl. 1899 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTIOM Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Macrophyllae-Racemosae [Lindl] Luer 1986 Photo by Rodrigo Escobar

Another Flower Color??? not Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Another Flower not! Photo by Eric Hunt

Full shadeCool ColdLATESpringEARLY Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Cone-Bearing Pleurothallis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Colombia and Venezuela in shady, wet tropical montane forests at elevations around 1850 to 3550 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 basal, tubular sheath and another near the middle and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring through early fall on an arching to pendant, congested fascile of 1 to 1.8" [2.5 to 4.5 cm] long, few flowered, racemose inflorescence arising within an ovate spathe at the apex of the ramicaul and has loose floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Luer 1999 drawing fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo