Pleurothallis alopex Luer 1976 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Lindl 1859 Photo by Mark Wilson and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Common Name The Fox Pleurothallis [to Honor Fred Fuchs, American who first collected this species 1900's]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Bolivia and Paraguay at elevations of 750 to 1800 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with slender, ascending, erect ramicauls with a tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 at the base carrying a single, apical, horizontal to acutely deflexed, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, sessile, deeply cordate leaf that blooms in the spring at the base of the leaf, .04 to .08" " [1 to 2mm],successively single flowered inflorescence just barely arising through an erect to suberect, conduplicate spathe .

Similar to P cardiostola and P lilijae

Synonyms Acronia alopex (Luer) Luer 2005; Zosterophyllanthos alopex (Luer) Szlach. & Marg. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 1 Pleurothallidinae Vasquez & Ibisch 2000 photo/drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXII Luer 2005 as Acronia alopex Drawing fide

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