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Orchid Species: Pleurothallis phyllocardioides

Pleurothallis phyllocardioides is an orchid species identified by Schltr. in 1923.
Genus
Pleurothallis (Pths.)
Grex
phyllocardioides
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
Schltr.
Year
1923
ORIGIN: A hot to cool growing, miniature, caespitose epiphyte with cordate leaves that is found from Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Venezuela in wet montane and piedmont forests at elevations of 20 to 1800 meters.

DESCRIPTION: A hot to cool growing, miniature, caespitose epiphyte with cordate leaves that is found from Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Venezuela in wet montane and piedmont forests at elevations of 20 to 1800 meters with erect, stiff, slender ramicauls with 2 basal, elongate, tubular sheaths and a single, apical, ovate, triangular, cordate, acuminate, stiff, slightly coriaceous leaf held perpendicular to the erect stem and blooms in the fall through the spring, often reblooming off old inflorescence on an apical, short, fasciculate inflorescence that holds the flowers against the base of the leaves.

FLOWER SIZE: 1/8 inch [5 mm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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