Pleurothallopsis inaequalis (Luer & R. Escobar) Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001

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Plant and Flowers

Photos by © Milan Vágner

Another Flower In situ Bosque de Fusca Cundinamarca 6/20

In situ Bosque de Fusca 6/20>

Photos by Jay Pfahl all in situ in Cundinamarca Colombia

Another Flower

Plant and Flowers

Photo by © Eric Hunt

TYPE Drawing of Restrepiopsis inaequalis

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Unequal Pleurothallopsis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in northwestern Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador at elevations around 1500 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls completely enveloped by imbricating acuminate, loose sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a successively single flowered, arranged in a fascile, inflorescence that arises through the apical sheath from below the apex of the ramicaul.

"The dorsal sepal is ovate, acute and essentially not concave. The lateral sepals are narrowly obovate-oblong, obtuse and .08 to .12" [2 to 3 mm] longer than the dorsal sepal. The basal lobes of the lip are more or less uncinate." Luer 1991

Synonyms *Restrepiopsis inaequalis Luer & R. Escobar 1991

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum VIII Systematics of Lepanthospsis, Octomeria subgenus Pleurothallopsis, Restrepiella, Salpistele and Teagueia Luer 1991 as Restrepiella inaequalis drawing fide; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Pleurotallopsis inaequalis; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 drawing fide; OrchidDigest Vol 88 #4 2019 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #11 2019 photo fide;