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Orchid Species: Pleurothallis eumecocaulon

Pleurothallis eumecocaulon is an orchid species identified by Schltr. in 1923.
Genus
Pleurothallis (Pths.)
Grex
eumecocaulon
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
Schltr.
Year
1923
ORIGIN: Found in Costa Rica and Panama in moist forests at elevations of 800 to 1700 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte or terrestrial with erect, slender, laterally compressed above the middle ramicaul, that has a tubular bract below the middle and 2 to 3 basal sheaths, a coriaceous, erect, narrowly ovate, acute leaf with its base cuneate to rounded, shallowly cordate and sessile. It blooms on 1 to 3, erect, .8 to 1 [2 to 2.5 cm] long, fascile of solitary successive flowers borne from a reclining spathe at the base of the leaf.

FLOWER SIZE: 1/4 inch [7 mm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Origin
Add+ Ancipitia Acip eumecocaulon
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Pths. eumecocaulon 'Herrenhausen' (2012) Pths. eumecocaulon 'Moss Hill' (1997)
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