Pleurothallis tectosa Luer & Hirtz 1996 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Antenniferae 1998 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


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 Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations around 1200 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing 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, 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 arising a spathe at the base of the leaf.


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