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Orchid Species: Pleurothallis sanchoi

Pleurothallis sanchoi is an orchid species identified by Ames in 1923.
Pleurothallis (Pths.)
(name currently accepted by Kew)
ORIGIN: Found from Guatemala, Costa Rica and Panama in lower montane rainforests at elevations of 860 to 1500 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with rigid ramicauls subtended by 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, lanceolate-elliptic, cordate, coriaceous, fleshy leaf that is conduplicate at the base blooming in the late spring through late winter on a short inflorescence with 1 or 2 simultaneously opening flowers held close to the leaf base.

FLOWER SIZE: 1/4 inch [5 mm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Origin
Add+ Pleurothallis Pths sanchoii
Add+ Pleurothallis Pths gonioglossa
Add+ Zosterophyllanthos Zosterophyllanthos gonioglossus
Add+ Acronia Aro sanchoi
Add+ Zosterophyllanthos Zosterophyllanthos sanchoi
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Pths. sanchoi 'Julio Enrique' (1990)
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