Pleurothallis costaricensis

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Pleurothallis costaricensis (not my photo)

Code: PTHS.0x0001

Common Name: The Costa Rican Pleurothallis
Scented: no
Light Requirements: partial shade
Temperature Requirements: hot to intermediate
Bloom: spring
Flower Size: 5mm
Synonyms: Pleurothallis ehrhartiiflora Schltr. 1923; Specklinia costaricensis (Rolfe) Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001

Found in Costa Rica and Panama at elevations around 650 to 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized hot to warm growing epiphyte with filiform, flexuous, glabrous ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 pale brown sheaths and carrying a single apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ligulate, minutely apiculate, gradually narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, compressed, secund, 5cm long, racemose, subdensely many flowered.

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