Pleurothallis lynniana – 365 days of orchids – day 1344

Amongst our great diversity of flowering Pleurothallis species is this stunning species with grey green leaves and relatively large deep red, long lasting flowers.

We frow the species mounted as the leaves hang vertically in a posture reminiscent of a vulture  – don’t you think.

Pleurothallis lynniana is endemic to Ecuador and we find it grows well in deep shade on a north facing wall in our Cool Americas section. Flowers form from the leaf axils and leaves bloom successively over a very long period and are large for the plant as well as being a great colour with dark red stripes on a yellow ground colour.



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  1. Agnes Jones says:

    Definitely a vulture incognito Simon! Are you sure it’s not an orchid?