Pleurothallis talpinarioides Garay & Dunst. 1976 SUBGENUS Restrepioidia Luer 1986 Photos by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

Common Name The Talpinaria-Like Pleurothallis

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Venezuela at elevations around 1500 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped basally by 2, close, one long, one short, tubular, brown sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, shiny green, revolute margins, tridentate apically, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate base leaf that blooms in the late spring on a short to 1" [2.5 cm], successively single flowered inflorescence arising from a compressed, red-brown spathe at the base of the leaf.

Synonyms Lindleyalis talpinarioides (Garay & Dunst.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; *Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum III Systematic of Pleurothallis Luer 1986; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Luer 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Lindleyallis talipinarioides;