Pleurothallis syringodes Luer 1999 SUBGENUS Mirabilia Luer 1986

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Orchid Website

Full shade LATESpring

Common Name The Pipe Like Pleurothallis [refers to the cylindrical sepaline spur]

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Colombia without locality as a medium sized epiphyte with a slender, erect, weak, more or less prolific ramicaul enveloped by 3 to 4, closely adpressed, microscopically ciliate sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring on an erect, capillary, .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a bract near the middle and arising from the apex of the ramicaul.

Synonyms Anthereon syringodes (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Gyalanthos syringodes (Luer) Szlach. & Marg. 2001; Pabstiella syringodes (Luer) F.Barros 2002; Specklinia syringodes (Luer) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Luer 1999 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia syringoides;