Pleurothallis ambyx Luer & R.Escobar 1981 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciclatae Lindl. 1859 > Photoby Javier Zambrano

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer The Epidendra Website

Deep shade Warm Summer Fall

Common Name The Beaker Pleurothallis [refers to the lip which appears to have a spout]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Cundinamarca department of Colombia and El Oro province of Ecuador at elevations around 600 to 1100 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a close tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, horizontal to spreading, thinly coriaceous, cordate-ovate, acute, shallowly cordate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on a fascile of several .24 to .4" [.6 to 1 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence arising through a reclining spathe.

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol XIV No 2 [126] Luer & Escobar 1981 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia ambyx Drawing fide