Monographs Details: Pleurothallis ruscifolia (Jacq.) R.Br.
Authority: Schweinfurth, Charles. 1967. Orchidaceae of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 14: 69-214.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - SURINAM. Tafelberg, Arrowhead Basin, at base of south escarpment, 625 m alt., frequent epiphyte in high forest, August 26, 1944, B. Maguire 24524 (no flowers). VENEZUELA. Bolivar: Auydn-tepui, faldas meridionales: selva virgen hiimeda rica sobre aluviones rocosos areniscos debajo de "Danto" y arriba de Guayaraca en la escarpa inferior, 1000-1480 m alt., epiphyte on tree trunk, leaves deep green above, 2-2.5 cm wide, flowers pale greenish. May 18, 1964, J. A. Steyermark 94148; Chimantd Massif, northwestern part of Abdcapa-tepui, 1210-1600 ra alt., in wet mossy forest with sandstone boulders, between Camp 3 and main line of sandstone bluffs, epiphyte on tree trunk, leaves subcoriaceous, rich green above and paler beneath, April 17, 1953, Steyerinark 75070; same locality, vicinity of Camp 3, 1300 m alt., on forested slopes adjacent to quebrada, flowers pale green, April 20, 1953, Steyermark 75178. The West Indies (Martinique, type of Epidendrum ruscifolium), COLOMBIA, ECUADOR, PERU and BOLIVIA.


Epidendrum ruscifolium Jacq., Select. Stirp. Am. 226, t. 133. fig. 3. 1763.

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