Pleurothallis huanucoensis is an orchid species identified by Schltr. in 1921. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Pleurothallis xanthochlora.
ORIGIN: Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia at elevations around 1200 to 2300 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Medium sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with slender to stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath near the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, slightly acuminate, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the late winter through summer on 1 to 4, distichous, 6 to 12 [15 to 30 cm] long, subdensely, simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf and has tubular floral bracts.
FLOWER SIZE: 0.2 inches [5 mm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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