Pleurothallis asplundii Luer 1996 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciclatae Lindl. 1859 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep shade Warm Fall

Common Name Asplund's Pleurothallis [Swedish Botanist 1900's and original collector of species]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Pichincha Ecuador at elevations around 17600 meters as amedium sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls with a close, tubular sheath on the lower third and 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, very narrowly ovate, acute, attenuate, cordate below intothe sessile abse leaf that blooms in the fall on a fascile of short, successively single flowered inflorescence arising and concealed within aslender spathe and has thin tubular floral bracts..

Synonyms Acronia asplundii (Luer) Luer 2005; Zosterophyllanthos asplundii (Luer) Szlach. & Kulak 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVII Systematics of Dryadella and Acronia Section Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Luer 2005 as Acronia asplundii Drawing fide