Pleurothallis nuda (Klotzsch) Rchb. f. 1861 SUBGENUS Restrepioidia Luer 1986

Column Detail

Side View of Column Detail Photos by Egon Krogsgaard

What was considered to be P hemirhoda

Frontal View of what was considered P hemirhoda Flower Photos by Eric Hunt


Common Name The Naked Pleurothallis

Flower Size 1/2" or more [1.5 cm and more]

Found in wet montane forests of Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia at elevations of 500 to 2100 meters as a warm to cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with green or dark purple ramicauls with 2 to 3 basal, tubular scarious sheaths and a single, apical, elliptic-lanceolate to narrowly oblong, minutely bilobed, narrowing below into the conduplicate petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring, fall on an apical, short, fasciculate, few flowered inflorescence that holds the semi-pendulous, successively opening, nodding singular flower near the leaf base.

Similar to P saueribut it is distinguished by a considerably larger plant size and flower, the sepals being 2" [5 cm] long. The lip lacks the usual prominent, three purple stripes of L. nuda; the basal lobes are rounded and concave anteriorly; and the midlobe is surrounded by a broad margin of dense, hairlike spicules." Luer 2012

Synonyms Dubois-reymondia hemirhoda (Lindl.) Brieger 1977; Humboldtia hemirhoda (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Humboltia hemirhoda (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Lindleyalis hemirhoda (Lindl.) Luer 2004; Pleurothallis hemirhoda Lindl. & Paxton 1852; Restrepia biflora Regel 1856; *Restrepia nuda Klotzsch 1852; Restrepia vittata Lindl. 1848; Restrepia vittata var. biflora Regel 1856

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 #9 1967 as P hemirhoda; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No 6 1969; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II plate 0280 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing fide; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 159 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Luer 2000 drawing fide; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 1 Pleurothallidinae Vasquez & Ibisch 2000 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Lindleyallis hemirhoda; Orquideologia Vol 26 No 1 2009 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 pg 286 photo not; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 pg 287 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #1 2016 photo fide; *Harvard Papers in Botany, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp. 333 to 368 2012 MISCELLANEOUS NEW SPECIES IN THE PLEUROTHALLIDINAE (ORCHIDACEAE) Carlyle A. Luer