Pleurothallis uvifera Luer & R.Escobar 1983 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTIOM Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Macrophyllae-Racemosae [Lindl] Luer 1986 Photo by Jay Pfahl

Flower Detail Photo by Lourens Grobler

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Full shade Cold Cold Fall

Common Name The Grape-Bearing Pleurothallis [refers to the globose flower]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Norte De Santander State of Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 2600 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by a tubular sheath below the middle and another 1 to 2 at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly, coriaceous, oblong, acuminate, acute, cuneate below into the disitinct, channeled petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, .2" to .6" [.6 to 1.5] long, successively single flowered inflorescence arising through a slender spathe and carrying pendant flowers

Distinguished by the pair of calli on the disc of the lip and another on the basal lobes that surround the column and are clearly visible in the photo.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 16 No 1 1983 drawing; Icones Pleurothallidinarum---III. Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XVIII. Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1999 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 10 2005 photo fide;