Pleurothallis archidonopsis Luer & Hirtz 1999 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Macrophyllae-Racemosae [Lindl] Luer 1986

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and Epidendra Orchid Website

Full shade WarmCool

Common Name or Meaning The Archidonae-Like Pleurothallis [refers to its similarity to P archidonae ]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Zamora-Chinchipae province of Ecuador in forests at elevations around 1500 meters as a medium sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect ramicauls with a tubular sheath below the middle and 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, slightly acuminate, cuneate below into the slender, petiolate base leaf that blooms on a very short, held at the base of the leaf and arising through a fugacious spathe, arching, .4" [1 cm] long, simultaneously 2 flowered inflorescence with an infundibular, longer than the pedicel floral bracts.

"Similar to P archidonae but differs in the very short, two flowered raceme is bourne at the base of a narrowly petiolate base leaf. The flowers are non-resupinate and striped with purple. The petals are large, elliptical and acute, the lip is transverse and concave with broad, flat, triangular calli filling the corners of the lip below the middle. The terete column is above and not clasped by the basal lobes of the lip." Luer 1999

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Systematics of Pleurothallis subsection Antenniferae, Longiracemosae, Macrophyllae-racemosae and Subgenera Pseudsostelis and Acuminata Luer 1999;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Systematics of Pleurothallis subsection Antenniferae, Longiracemosae, Macrophyllae-racemosae and Subgenera Pseudsostelis and Acuminata Luer 1999drawing fide;

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