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Orchid Species: Pleurothallis colossus

Pleurothallis colossus is an orchid species identified by Kraenzl. ex Kerch. in 1894.
Genus
Pleurothallis (Pths.)
Grex
colossus
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
Kraenzl. ex Kerch.
Year
1894
DESCRIPTION: Probably the largest plant within Pleurothallis, its rivals include P excelsa and P gargantua, it can reach a meter tall and have a leaf the size of a dinner plate. It always has several inflorescence arising through a spathe on the same leaf with small, white, purple spotted, simultaneously opening flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: 0.2 inches [5 mm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Pths. colossus 'Gigi Portilla' (2010)
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