Pleurothallis subreniformis Schltr.1921 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Macrophyllae-Racemosae [Lindl] Luer 1986 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Almost Kidney Shaped Pleurothallis [refers to the lip]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in northwestern Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations around 2500 to 3000 meters as a medium to giant sized, cold growing epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, broadly elliptical, obtuse, shortly acuminate, cuneate and contracted below into the stout petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on 1 to 4, arching to pendent, 2 to 3.2" [5 to 8 cm] long including the .8" [2 cm] long, laxly few flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the base of the petiole and has an infundibular floral bract.

Synonyms Pleurothallis lindenii var. gigantea Rchb.f. 1855

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Luer 1999 drawing fide