Pleurothallis uvaegelata [Matthews 2018] in ed. SUBGENUS Crocodeilanthe [Rchb.f & Warsc.]Luer 1986

TYPE Drawing

Photo/TYPE Drawing by Alphonso Doucette and OrchideenJ. 6(3): 13 Matthews 2018

Part shade Cool Cold LATE Fall

Common Name The Grape Jelly Pleurothallis [refers to the flower color]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Chiriqui department of Panama in montane forests on decaying fallen tree at elevations around 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, caespitose, cool to cold growing epiphyte with terete stems enveloped by 3 papery, compressed sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute, narrowing into the conduplicate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late fall on an ascending peduncle, terete, 1.48" [3.7 cm] long, simultaneously several flowered inflorescence with tubular, membraneous, nearly as long as the pedicel floral bracts.

"Most similar to Pleurothallis deuterovasquezii but differs in secund vs distichous, arrangment of the flowers, sepals that are not transversely recurved and a lip that lacks a cleft apex vs cleft as in P uvaegelato." Matthews 2018

Synonyms Crocodeilanthe uvaegelata (L.E.Matthews) Kolan. & Szlach. 2020; Stelis uvaegelata L.E.Matthews 2018

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Phyton (Horn) 60: 144 Kolan & Szlach 2020 as Crocodeilanthe uvaegelata;

OrchideenJ. 6(3): 13 Matthews 2018 as Stelis uvaegelata drawing/photo fide