Pleurothallis adeleae Luer 1981 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Lindl 1859

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Common Name Adele's Pleurothallis [Mrs. D'Alessandro, codiscoverer of species current]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Bolivia as a large sized, warm to cool growing, terrestrial at elevations of 1450 to 2250 meters with stout, erect, ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 close tubular sheaths and another below the middle and carrying a single apical, erect, rigidly coriaceous, elliptical oblong, acute, shortly acuminate, deeply cordate, sessile leaf that blooms in the fall on a fascile of 1 to 5, simultaneous single flowers arising through a spathe at the leaf base.

Synonyms Acronia adeleae (Luer) Luer 2005; Zosterophyllanthos adeleae ( Luer ) Szlach. & Margonska 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia adeleae drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 71 No 3 2007 photo; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 as P sadelae photo fide

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