Pleurothallopsis norae (Garay & Dunst.) Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001 Photo by Ron Parsons

Photo by Ecuagenera and Their Ecuador Orchid Website

Another Angle Photo by John Varigos and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Common Name Ellinor Dunsterville's Pleurothallopsis [American Orchid Collector in Venezuella]

Flower Size 1/8" [3 mm]

A cool growing miniature, densly caespitose epiphytic species found in Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations of 1400 to 2000 meters with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 4, imbricating, ribbed tubular sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, elliptical, purple tinged, subacute leaf with the base cuneate into the subpetiolate base that blooms in the spring on a successively flowered inflorescence with solitary flowers produced in a fascile with more than one inflorescence arising out of the ramicaul and the nodding flowers are held at mid leaf.

Synonyms Restrepiella bicallosa (Luer & R. Escobar) Braas & H. Mohr 1982; *Restrepiella norae Garay & Dunst. 1976; Restrepiopsis bicallosa Luer & R. Escobar 1978; Restrepiopsis norae (Garay & Dunst.) Luer 1978

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 as Restrepiella norae drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as Restrepiella norae drawing ok; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Lepanthospsis, Octomeria subgenus Pleurothallopsis, Restrepiella, Salpistele and Teagueia Vol 8 1991 drawing ok; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing good; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Pleurothallopsis norae; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 drawing ok; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003

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