Pleurothallis taurus Luer 1980 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Antenniferae 1998 Photo by Orchidees en Nord - S.F.O. Section Nord Website

Inflorescence Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Full shade ColdLATESpringEARLY Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Bull Pleurothallis [refers to the long-Horned Lip]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador in shady, wet tropical montane forests at elevations around 2700 to 3200 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with prolific, erect to suberect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 1 to 2 basal, tubular sheaths and another below the middle and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, rounded below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the late spring through summer on an arching to pendant, to 4" [to 10 cm] long, several flowered, racemose inflorescence arising through a reclining spathe at the apex of the ramicaul


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