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Orchid Species: Pleurothallis ruscaria

Pleurothallis ruscaria is an orchid species identified by Luer in 1980.
Genus
Pleurothallis (Pths.)
Grex
ruscaria
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
Luer
Year
1980
ORIGIN: Found in southwestern Colombia and Ecuador in shady, wet tropical forests at elevations around 1600 to 1800 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 tubular sheaths and another below the middle and carrying an erect, thinly coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, narrowly cuncatc, long-decurrent base leaf that blooms in the summer on a fascile of successive, single flowered inflorescence enclosed by a fugacious spathe and carrying small globose flowers held towards the apex of the leaf in a tuft.

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. ruscaria 'Bryon' (2016) Pths. ruscaria 'Rojohn' (2001)
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