Pleurothallis bivalvis

Pleurothallis bivalvis

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Pleurothallis
Species: Pths. bivalvis
Binomial name
Pleurothallis bivalvis
Lindl. 1846

Pleurothallis bivalvis is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Pleurothallis.


Plant blooms in the spring with a single 1.25 cm wide flower.


Plant is found growing in Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela at elevations of 1000 to 3300 meters


Keep plant in partial shade. Plant can be grown in cool to intermediate conditions. Pot the plant in fine bark with perlite or sphagnum moss. Water regularly and keep potting media moist.


Common Names: The Two Folded Pleurothallis


  1. Acronia bivalvis (Lindl.) Luer 2005
  2. Humboldtia bivalvis (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891
  3. Humboltia bivalvis (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891
  4. Humboldtia cardium (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891
  5. Pleurothallis antonensis L.O.Williams 1942
  6. Pleurothallis cardium Rchb.f. 1854
  7. Pleurothallis ignivomi Schltr. 1921
  8. Pleurothallis lansbergiana Regel 1856
  9. Pleurothallis lansbergii Regel 1856
  10. Pleurothallis macrocardia Rchb. f. 1855
  11. Pleurothallis phaeantha Schltr. 1924
  12. Pleurothallis pichinchae Schltr. 1915
  13. Pleurothallis pulvinipes Schltr. 1921
  14. Zosterophyllanthos ignivomi (Schltr.) Szlach. & Marg. 2001
  15. Zosterophyllanthos pulvinipes (Schltr.) Szlach. & Marg. 2001

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