Pleurothallis secunda Poepp. & Endl. 1836 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Antenniferae Luer 1998 Photo by Hans Vissers


Common Name The One-Sided Bloom Pleurothallis

Flower Size 5/8" [1.5 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru as a small to just medium sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte on tree trunks in dense wet forests at elevations of 600 to 3200 meters with caespitose, terete, slender, to stout ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 4 tubular sheaths and carrying asingle, apical, erect, elliptic or oblong, acute to shortly acuminate, coriaceous leaf and blooms in the fall, winter and spring on a 1-2 suberect to arching, lax, to 8" [20 cm] long, simultaneously several-flowered inflorescence with tubular floral bracts that holds the non-resupinae flowers out and away from midleaf.

Synonyms Humboldtia secunda (Poepp. & Endl.) Kuntze 1891; Humboltia secunda (Poepp. & Endl.) Kuntze 1891;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 #9 1967; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 10 1979 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing good in part; Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992; Venezuela, Paraiso de Orquideas Romero 1997 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Systematics of Pleurothallis subsection Antenniferae, Longiracemosae, Macrophyllae-racemosae and Subgenera Pseudsostelis and Acuminata Luer 1999 drawing fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo yes & No; An Illustrated Field Guide to the Orchids of the Yotoco Forest Reserve Colombia Kolanowska, Escobar, Sanchez & Szlachetko 2011 drawing fide