Pleurothallis vegrandis Luer & Dodson 1998 SUBGENUS Crocodeilanthe [Rchb.f & Warsc.]Luer 1986

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Orchid Website

Full shade Cold Winter

Common Name The Not Large Pleurothallis [refers to the small plant]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Zamora Chinchipe Ecuador at elevations around 2100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 loose, imbricating sheaths at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical-oblong, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a 1" + [2.5 cm +] long, densely and simultaneously few flowered inflorecence arising through a spathe with an annulus adjacent to the abcission layer

Synonyms Crocodeilanthe vegrandis (Luer & Dodson) Luer 2004; Stelis vegrandis (Luer & Dodson) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVI Luer 1998 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Crocodeilanthe vegrandis