Pleurothallis calopedilon Toscano & Luer] in ed. SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Brachystachyae Lindley 1859

Flower and Leaf

Flower Closer

Photos courtesy of Luiz Filipe Varella

Common Name The Wooden Shoe Pleurothallis [refers to the shape of the synsepal]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Espirto Santo, Sao Paulo, Parana and Rio Grande do Sul states of Brazil and northern Argentina at elevations of 800 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with an ascending, suberect ramicaul enveloped basally by 2 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, suberect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, shortly cuneate below in to the sessile base leaf that blooms in the spring on a terminal, arising through a spathe, peduncle .24 to .34" [6 to 8.5 mm] long, fascile of 2, successively single flowered inflorescence with a tubular, shorter than the ovary floral bract.

Synonyms *Acianthera calopedilon Toscano & Luer 2015

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Acianthera calopedilon photo fide

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