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Orchid Species: Pleurothallis allenii

Pleurothallis allenii is an orchid species identified by This is a natural hybrid in 1940.
Genus
Pleurothallis (Pths.)
Grex
allenii
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
This is a natural hybrid
Year
1940
ORIGIN: Found in central Panama at elevations of 550 to 1000 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 close, tubular sheaths and another below the middle carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, sessile leaf that is narrowly cuneate basally into the base that blooms on an erect, short, single flowered inflorescence arising from a spathe that holds the flowers at mid leaf occurring in the spring, summer and fall.

FLOWER SIZE: 2/5 inch [1 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Origin
Add+ Acronia Aro allenii
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