Pleurothallis bucculenta Luer 1976 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciclatae Lindl. 1859 Photo by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Hewrbaria Website

Full shade CoolLATE Summer EARLYFall

Common Name or Meaning The Full Cheek Pleurothallis [refers to the lip]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Tungurahua Ecuador on road embankments at elevations around 1500 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte or terrestrial with slender, erect ramicauls with a close, tubular sheath below the middle and 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apcial, suberect to spreading, coriaceous, ovate, acute, slightly acuminate, deeply cordate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a short, single flowered inflorescence arising and concealed within a spathe.

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIV Luer 2002 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Luer 2003 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia cauda-hirundinis

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