Pleurothallis gomezii Luer & R.Escobar 1996 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Lindl 1859 Photo by Species Identification Task Force Website


Common Name Gomez' Pleurothallis [Colombian Discoverer of species current]

Flower Size .28" [7 mm]

Found in Risaralda Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 2100 meters small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped below by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, suberect to horizontal, coriaceous, ovate, acute, lightly acuminate, broadly cuneate to subcordate into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the later spring on 1 to 2, loose, distichous, 4.4 to 5.2" [11 to 13 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence that is shorter than and reclines on the leaf and is subtended by a spathe and has thin, infundibular floral bracts.

Similar vegetatively to P phalagifera but with a shorter than the leaf inflorescence and considerably smaller flowers and P rowleei has similar flowers but this one has acuminate sepals and long-acuminate petals.

Synonyms Acronia gomezii (Luer & R.Escobar) Luer 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Luer 1998 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia gomezii