Pleurothallis tenuifolia C.Schweinf. 1951 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Acuminatae Lindley 1859 Photo courtesy of James E. Zablotny and his Pleurothallid Page

Common Name The Thin Leafed Pleurothallis

Flower Size 2/5" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Junín, Peru in cold, wet cloud forests at elevations around 2250 to 3000 meters as a small to just medium sized, cold and pendant growing cespitose epiphyte with slender, terete ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 close sheaths and carrying a single, linear, acute, thickly coriaceous, conduplicate from above the middle to below into the petiolate base leaf. Blooms in the spring and summer on several from the same base, short to 1 3/5" to 2 2/5" [4 to 6 cm], apical, racemose few flowered inflorescence that carries the flowers close to the leaf base.

CAUTION I am fairly sure that this determination is not correct, Should have free sepals so use with extreme caution

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II plate 0285 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing not; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 745 Bennett & Christenson 2001 as P tenuifolia var longisepala drawing hmm

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