Pleurothallis x subversa Pupulin & Bogarin 2021 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Lindl 1859

Photo by Franco Pupulin and Harvard Papers in Botany Vol. 26, No. 1 2021, The Researchgate Website

Common Name The Upside Down Pleurothallis [refers to th non resupinate flower]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Cartago province of Costa Rica in premontane rain forest along the Caribbean watershed of the Cordillera de Talamanca at elevations around 1300 meters as a small sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphtye with suberect to curved, terete, slender, yellowish green ramicauls enveloped by 2, tubular, obtuse, papyracemous sheaths and carrying a suberect to reclined toward the stem, thinly coriaceous, flexible, sessile, narrowly ovate-lanceolate, acuminate deeply cordate basally leaf with the basal lobes overlapping that blooms in the fall on a borne pendent from a suberect, spathaceous, diagonally truncate spathe, peduncle terete, down facing, .36 to .44" [.9 to 1.1 cm] long, singler flowered inflorescence.

"The relatively large plants with narrowly ovate-lanceolate leaves, cordate at the base, and the large, truly pendent, partially reflexed, nonresupinate flowers with bronze sepals and red petals, provided with a white lip flushed bright red toward the apex and the margins, are diagnostic of Pleuothallis subversa." Pupulin etal 2021


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Harvard Papers in Botany Vol. 26, No. 1 2021, The Researchgate Website photo/drawing fide;