Pleurothallis callifera C.Schweinf. 1951 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciclatae Lindl. 1859 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

Full shade Cold Fall

Common Name The Callus Bearing Pleurothallis [refers to the lip]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Bolivar Venezuela on the top of Ptari-tepui at elevations of 2100 to 2285 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped with a tubular sheath below the middle and 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect to horizontal, coriaceous, ovate, acute, shallowly cordate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a successively single flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf

Only known from the type collection.

Synonyms Acronia callifera (C.Schweinf.) Luer 2005; Zosterophyllanthos callifer (C.Schweinf.) Szlach. & Kulak 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 drawing good; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol XXVII Luer 2004 as Acronia callifera drawing fide;