Pleurothallis superbiens Luer 1994 SUBGENUS Elongatia SECTION Elongatae Lindl.

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Orchid Website

Full shadeWarm

Common Name The Very Nice Pleurothallis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Carchi Ecuador at elevations around 1400 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with a stout, erect ramicaul with a purple spotted tubular sheath below the middle and 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, elliptical ovate, subacute, rounded below into the sessile base leaf that blooms 1 and occasionally 2, suberect to arching, loose, subsecund, to 8.8" [22 cm] long, simultaenosuly several flowered inflorescence arising a slender spathe at the base of the leaf with innfundibular, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms Elongatia superbiens (Luer) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XI Luer 1994 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Elongatia superbiens

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