Pleurothallis altimonile Luer & R.Escobar 1981 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciclatae Lindl. 1859 Photo by The Ecuagenera Website

Deep shade Cold FallWinter

Common Name The High Collar Pleurothallis [refers to the elongate, erect spathe]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia at elevations around 2750 meters as a small to medium szied, caespitose epiphyte with erect, slender to stout ramicauls enveloped by a spotted, tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, horizontal to spreading, coriaceous, narrowly cordate-ovate, acute, deeply cordate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on a fascile of several successively single flowered inflorescence mostly concealed by an erect, foliaceous spathe.

Synonyms Acronia altimonile (Luer & R.Escobar) Luer 2005; Zosterophyllanthos altimonile (Luer & R.Escobar) Szlach. & Marg. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol XIV No 2 [120] Luer & Escobar 1981 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia altimonile Drawing fide

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