Pleurothallopsis pandurata (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

Plant and Flower Photos by Linda & Mikael Karlbom, Sweden

Deep shade Warm Summer

Common Name The Lute-Shaped Pleurothallopsis

Flower Size .6" [1 cm]

Found in Zamora-Chinchipe Ecuador at elevations of 1000 to1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect, ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 4, imbricating, ribbed, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, gradually narrowing below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a .15" to .18" [3 to 4 mm] long, succession of single flowers held in a fascile arising from near the apex of the ramicaul.

Synonyms *Restrepiopsis pandurata Luer 1991

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol VIII Luer 1991 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003;

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