Pleurothallis tenebrosa Luer 1999 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Antenniferae 1998

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Orchid Website

Full shadeWarm CoolFall

Common Name The Dark Pleurothallis [refers to the dark center of the flower]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Zulia Venezuela at elevations around 1500 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a slender, erect to suberect ramicaul enveloped by a tubular sheath below the middle and another 1 to 2 at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, strict, lax, secund, 1 to 1.4" [2.5 to 4 cm] long, simultaneously few to several flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf with tubular floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as P sanluisii drawing fide; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Luer 1999 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing good;