Pleurothallis calolalax Luer & R.Escobar 1998

SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Lindl 1859 Photo by Jay Pfahl

Full shadeCool ColdSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Pretty Frog Pleurothallis [refers to the flower sitting on the leaf]

Flower Size 1"[2.5 cm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 1000 to 2700 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by a close tubular sheath below the middle and 2 others at the base and carryingg a horizontal, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, sessile with cordate lobed base leaf that blooms in the spring on a .2" [5mm] long, fascile of successively 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe.

Synonyms Acronia calolalax (Luer & R.Escobar) Luer 2005; Zosterophyllanthos calolalax (Luer & R.Escobar) Szlach. & Kulak 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia calolalax drawing fide;

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