Pleurothallis luteola

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Pleurothallis luteola (not my photo)

Code: PTHS.0x0004

Common Name: The Yellow Pleurothallis
Scented: no
Light Requirements: deep shade
Temperature Requirements: intermediate to hot
Blooms: summer through winter
Flower Size: 0.25cm
Synonyms: Acianthera luteola (Lindl.) Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001; Humboldtia fragilis (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Pleurothallis fragilis Lindl. 1841; Pleurothallis subcordifolia Cogn. 1906; Specklinia luteola (Lindl.) F.Barros 1983 publ. 1984

Found in Brazil, south and east of Minas Gerais as a miniature sized, caespitose, hot to warm growing epiphyte with an erect, stout ramicaul enveloped by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, narrowly-ovate-cordate, acute, abruptly narrowing below into the elongate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer through winter on a short, 1.5cm long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence arising from the apex of the ramicaul. This can occur for years out of the same leaf.


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