Pleurothallis tanyrhina Luer & R.Escobar 1981 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Longiracemosae [Luer] Luer 1998

TYPE Drawing by Luer & Escobar and The Epidendra Website

Drawing

Original Drawing by Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia

Common Name The Long Snout Pleurothallis

Flower Size .15" [3 mm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia in dense forests at elevations around 2500 to 2800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erefct, slender, terete ramicauls enveloped by a close tubular sheath around the middle and 1 or 2 more at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the spring and fall on 1 to 3, slender, erect, distichous, densely many flowered, racemose inflorescence arising through a spathe with brown, broadly ovate floral bracts

BY Luer. Similar to P divaricans and it's relatives but differs in the dorsal sepal and synsepal with recurved tips, acute petals, a concave lip with a shortly acute, recurved tip and a proportionally large red anther cap as well as the long, red- protruding rostellum.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol 3 Luer 1986; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol 18 Luer 1999 drawing fide

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