Pleurothallis tectosa Luer & Hirtz 1996 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Antenniferae Luer 1998

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

LATER

Common Name The Roofed Pleurothallis [refers to the margins of the lip appearing as a roof]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Zamora Chinchipe province of Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations around 1200 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath near the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute, broadly cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the later fall on a few, arising a spathe at the base of the leaf, erect, 5.2 to 8.8" [13 to 22 cm] long including the 2 to 2.4" [5 to 6 cm] long, simultaneously densely many flowered inflorescence with as long to longer than the pedicel floral bract.

"Easily distinguished by the long-subulate petals and alip with an ovate, shortly acuminate, deeply concave midlobe more or less inflated beneath the oblong, lateral lobes whose inner margins meet in the midline to form a roof over the cavity of the middle lobe." Luer 1999

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Lindleyana 11: 187 Luer & Hirtz 1996 drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Systematics of Pleurothallis subsection Antenniferae, Longiracemosae, Macrophyllae-racemosae and Subgenera Pseudsostelis and Acuminata Luer 1999;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Systematics of Pleurothallis subsection Antenniferae, Longiracemosae, Macrophyllae-racemosae and Subgenera Pseudsostelis and Acuminata Luer 1999drawing fide;

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