Pleurothallis butcheri L.O. Williams. 1961 SUBGENUS Didactylus Luer 2004

Photos by Franco Pupulpin

HOLOTYPE

HOLOTYPE Sheet and Drawing by L O Williams

Drawing

Drawing by Carl Luer

LATE EARLY

Common Name Butcher's Pleurothallis [American Orchid Collector in Panama 1900's]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Chiriqui province of Panama in mossy cloud forests at elevations of 1000 to 1300 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphtye with purple, slender, pendent ramicauls enveloped by a thin, tubular, slightly inflated sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, pendent, narrowly elliptical, acute, narrowly cuneate into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a pendent, [1 to 2 cm] long, simultaneously few flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf with infundibular floral bracts.

Superficially similar to P segovienseis but the coarse pubescence of the inner surfaces of the sepals, the lip with obscurely muricate disc, the deeply cymbiform and connate lateral sepals separtate the pecies from others." L O Williams 1961

Synonyms Acianthera butcheri (L.O. Williams) Pridgeon & M. W. Chase 2001; Didactylus butcheri (L.O. Williams) Luer 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Lankester's Epidendra Website CR;

* Fieldiana, Bot. 29(6): 346-347 L.O. Williams 1961;

Lindleyana 16(4): 242. Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001 as Acianthera butcheri:

Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Pleurothallis subgenus Acianthera and Three Allied subgenera, A Second Century of new Species of Stelis of Ecuador, Epibator, Ophidion and Zootrophion Luer 2004;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Pleurothallis subgenus Acianthera and Three Allied subgenera, A Second Century of new Species of Stelis of Ecuador, Epibator, Ophidion and Zootrophion Luer 2004 drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Dryadella and Acronia section Macrophyllae-Fasiculatae Luer 2005 as Didactylus butcheri;

Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 as Acianthera butcheri photo fide;

Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Acianthera butcheri photo fide

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