Pleurothallis tobarii [Luer & Hirtz] comb. novo. Pfahl 2012 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Lindl 1859 Photo by Diego Francisco Tobar Suarez Copyright 2009,

Part ShadeColdSpring

Common Name Tobar's Pleurothallis [Ecuadorian Orchid Enthusiast Current]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Morona-Santiago Ecuador at elevations around 2800 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect, ramcaiuls enveloped by 2 to 3 short basal sheaths and carrying a single, apical, more or less horizontal, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acuminate, acute, abruptly narrowing below into the deeply cordate, sessile base leaf that blooms in the spring on a successively single flowered inflorescence arising and confined within a suberect, conduplicate spathe at the base of the leaf

Synonyms *Acronia tobarii Luer & Hirtz 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 drawing fide as Acronia tobarii

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