Pleurothallis pallida – 365 days of orchids – day 1524

Some botanists are hopeless in selecting names and beautiful orchids like this small growing Pleurothallis species end up with uninspiring names that don’t do them justice.

Pleurothallis pallida is endemic to Panama where it grows in warm wet forest making it more heat tolerant than some of our smaller pleurothallids.

Attractive sprays of pale pink flowers are produced from the base of leaves and the flowers open together.

The plant shown is in a 5.5 cm pot showing the diminutive stature of this lovely orchid.


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