Pleurothallis veliformis Luer & Dalström 1996 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Antenniferae 1998

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Full shade Cool Fall

Common Name The Veiled Pleurothallis [refers to the pendent branching habit]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Imbabura Ecuador in wet montane forests at elevations around 1500 to 1650 meters as a small sized, cool, pendent growing epiphyte with slender, pendent, proliferating new from the apex ramicauls enveloped by a clsoe tubular sheath near the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, pendent, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, acuminate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a loose, pendent, 2.8 to 3.8" [7 to 9 cm] long, simultaneously several flowered inflorecence arising through a spathe


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