Pleurothallis strobilifera F.Lehm. & Kraenzl. 1899 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Macrophyllae-Racemosae [Lindl] Luer 1986

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Drawing

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Full shadeCool ColdLATESpringEARLY Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Cone-Bearing Pleurothallis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia and Venezuela in shady, wet tropical montane forests at elevations around 1850 to 3550 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing, caespitose 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, inflorescence arising within an ovate spathe at the apex of the ramicaul, congested fascile of 1 to 1.8" [2.5 to 4.5 cm] long, few flowered, racemose with a loose, longer than the pediccel floral bract.

Distinguished by the long ramicauls carrying a single, long, acute, narrowly elliptical, distinctly petiolatae base leaf that blooms on a short few flowered, fasciled racemes at the apex of the ramicaul. The dorsal sepal is held erect from the subglobose synsepal and the pair of petals stands erect, side by side in front of the dorsal sepal. The lip is rtransversly suborbicular and the basal lobes encircle the column, The flowers are yellow or purple." Luer 1999

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 26: 440 F.Lehm. & Kraenzl. 1899;

Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Systematics of Pleurothallis subsection Antenniferae, Longiracemosae, Macrophyllae-racemosae and Subgenera Pseudsostelis and Acuminata Luer 1999

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Systematics of Pleurothallis subsection Antenniferae, Longiracemosae, Macrophyllae-racemosae and Subgenera Pseudsostelis and Acuminata Luer 1999 drawing fide;

Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo

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