Pleurothallopsis powersii (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001 Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Common Name or Meaning Power's Pleurothallopsis [American Discoverer of Species 20th cen]

Flower Size 3/8" [1 cm]

Found in Colombia at elevations around 2050 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls envloped basally by 4 to 7 imbricating, ribbed, tubular sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse leaf with the base cuneate into the petiole and blooms in the spring on a successively single flowered, fasiculate, 1/16" to 1/8" [3 to 7 mm]long inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul. This species has the largest flowers of the genus.

Synonyms Restrepiella powersii (Luer) Braas & H. Mohr 1982; Restrepiopsis powersii Luer 1978

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Lepanthospsis, Octomeria subgenus Pleurothallopsis, Restrepiella, Salpistele and Teagueia Vol 8 1991 drawing ok; Natve Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Pleurothalliopsis powersii

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