Pleurothallis taxis Luer 1979 SUBGENUS Crocodeilanthe [Rchb.f & Warsc.]Luer 1986 Photo by MATSUMOTO ORCHIDS and their Orchid Website

Full Shade Cold Winter

Common Name The Sequential Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations of 2730 to 2850 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing miniature epiphyte with stout erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, ovate, rounded, abruptly narrowing below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, 2.4" [6 cm] long, several flowered infloresence.

Synonyms Crocodeilanthe taxis (Luer) Luer 2004; Stelis taxis (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Luer 1998 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Crocodeilanthe taxis