Pleurothallis torrana Luer 1996 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Macrophyllae-Racemosae [Lindl] Luer 1986 Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website


Common Name The Cerro Del Torra' Pleurothallis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Choco' Colombia at elevations around 1900 to 2000 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with erect, slender, prolific ramicauls with a tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, slightly acuminate, acute, cordate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the later summer through early winter on an arching, pendent,to .2 to 3.2" [ 8 cm] long including the .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long peduncle, loosely few flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf and carrying non-resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI ; *Orquideología 20(2): 231–233 Luer 1996 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Luer 1999 drawing fide;