Pleurothallis tetroxys Luer 1989 SUBGENUS Scopula Luer 1986 Photo by Eric Hunt, Plant grown by OrchidMania

Side View of Flower Photo by The Ecuagenera Website

Common Name The Four Sharp Point Pleurothallis [refers to the narrow, pointed sepals and petals]

Flower Size 3/8" [1 cm]

Found in southern Colombia and northern Ecuador in wet forests at elevations of 700 to 1800 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls that have a tubular sheath below the middle and 2 others at the base carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptic-linear, acute, narrowly cuneate into the indistinctly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a fascile of 3/16" [5 mm] long, successive single flowered inflorescence subtended by a spathe at the apex of the leaf.

Synonyms Colombiana tetroxys (Luer) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Pleurothallis subgen Ancipita, Scopula and Trisetella Vol 6 1989 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo ok; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Colombiana tetroxys

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