Pleurothallis strobilifera F.Lehm. & Kraenzl. 1899 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTIOM Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Macrophyllae-Racemosae [Lindl] Luer 1986 Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt

Another Flower? Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

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 1st photo only; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Luer 1999 drawing fide 1st photo; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo o