Pleurothallis gargantuan: The Giant Pleurothallis Orchid

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Flower Size 1″ [2.5 cm] x 3″ [7.5cm]

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Pleurothallis gargantuan is a large size orchid plant, cool to warm growing epiphyte that is found in Ecuador at elevations around 1,500 to 2,500 meters with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 4 tubular sheaths and another below the middle and carrying a single leaf with a single flower inflorescence arising through a spathe that hold the flower close against the leaf base.

Photos: High Elevation HouseAtlanta Botanical GardenAtlantaGeorgiaUSA  [20130913]

Source: www.orchidspecies.com

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