Pleurothallis bucranon Luer & Hirtz 1988 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciclatae Lindl. 1859 Photo by Andreas Kay and his The Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Full shade Cool Summer

Common Name The Cow Skull Like Pleurothallis [refers to the lip shape]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Imbabura Ecuador in wet forests at elevations around 1250 meters as a mini-miniature to miniture sized, cool growing epiphyte with very slender, erect, ramicauls enveloped by a close tubular sheath at the base and carrying a single, apical, subspreading, coriaceous, ovate, acute, shallowly cordate into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the summer on a fascile of .16 to .2" [4 to 5 mm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf.

Synonyms Acronia bucranon (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol XVII Luer 1998 drawing fide; Native Orchids of Ecuador Vol 4 Dodson 2003 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia bucranon drawing fide;