Pleurothallis tuzae Luer 1999 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Antenniferae 1998 TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Tuza Pleurothallis [Mines in Antioquia where the species was collected]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia, at elevations around 1500 to 2800 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls with a tight, tubular sheath near the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, narrowly cuneate below into the indistinct petiolate base leaf that blooms on a few, suberect, simultaneous, to 2" [to 5 cm] long, including the .8" [2 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously and laxly few flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf and has an infundibular floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI ; *Orquideología Vol 21 #2 pg 132–134, Luer 1999 drawing; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Luer 1999 drawing fide;