Pleurothallis cocornaensis Luer & R. Escobar 1996 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Effusae Lindl. 1842 Photo by © Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids Copyright © 2002 All rights reserved.

Flower Closeup

Leaf Photo by © Jay Pfahl


Common Name The Cocorná Pleurothallis [A town In Antioquia Colombia]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia at elevations around 1800 to 2100 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with stout, eret ramicauls with a loose, tubular sheath above the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, broadly elliptical, obtuse, shortly acumiante, cuneate below into the stout, slightly twisted petiolate base leaf that can bloom in the spring and summer on numerous, 1 to 1.2" [2.5 to 3 cm] long, congested, simultaneously 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence subtended by a broad spathe and with tubular floral bracts and carrying, non-resupinate, fragrant flowers reminiscent of moldy socks.

Synonyms Effusiella amparoana Luer 2007; Specklinia cocornaensis (Luer & R. Escobar) Luer 2004; Stelis cocornaensis (Luer & R. Escobar) Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001;

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 4 2000 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Luer 2000 drawing fide; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Stelis cocornaensis; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia cocornaensis; Orchid Digest Vol 71 No 3 2007 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 as Effusiella cocornaenisis; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016 as Stelis cocoraensis;