Pleurothallis scoparum Rchb.f 1888 SUBGENUS Scopula Luer 1986 Photo by Piotr Markiewicz

Another Flower Photo by Kopf Orchids

Another Angle

Plant and Flowers Photo by Jay Pfahl


Common Name The Broom-Like Pleurothallis [refers to the positioning and appearance of the inflorescnece on the leaf]

Flower Size 3/8" [9 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador, at elevations around 400 to 2200 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a slender erect ramicaul enveloped basally by a single tubular sheath with another just above the base carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, gradually narrowing below into the elongate petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a fascile of successive single, few flowered inflorescence that arises almost at the apical end of the leaf from a fugacious spathe and having a floral bract.

Synonyms Colombiana scoparum (Rchb. f.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 258 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Pleurothallis subgen Ancipita, Scopula and Trisetella Vol 6 1989 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Colombiana scoparum; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo good;