Pleurothallis urceolata Luer 1980 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 Pitcher-Shaped Pleurothallis [refers to the midlobe of the lip]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 1500 to 2900 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial with erect, slender to stout ramicauls with a tubular sheath near the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-ovate, acute, shortly acuminate, cuneate to subcordate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the summer through winter on 1 to 3, erect to arching, subdense, 6 to 10" [15 to 25 cm] long including the 2.4 to 2.8" [6 to 7 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Luer 1999 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 drawing fide