Friday, June 3, 2011

Elongatia guttata

Known also as Pleurothallis janetiae, Stelis janetiae and Elogatia janetiae, the name at the top of this post is the name under which this attractive species is currently recognized.  It is from Costa Rica and supposed to be warm to hot growing, but does well for me with other cool-temperature Pleurothallids.

My plant is 8cm tall and produces its flowers in succession on thin wiry spikes that tend to be pendant.  The plant for that reason is best grown mounted, though my plant at present is in a pot.  The flowers are close to 2cm tall and are nearly transparent, one of the selling points of this species.

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