Pleurothallis cardiostola Rchb. f. 1854 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Lindl 1859 Photo by The Ecuagenera Website

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Common Name The Heart-Shaped Leaf Pleurothallis

Flower Size 1 1/14" [3 cm]

A solitary flowered, successive bloomer on a short, apical inflorescence that holds the flower close to the leaf base, and is found in Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations of 850 to 3200 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 close tubular sheaths and another longer one below the middle and has, spreading to horizontal to acutely deflexed, fleshy coriaceous, acuminate, narrowly cordate, apical lobes concave and crossed, light green leaves with a long, terete petiole that blooms at most any time of the year.

Synonyms Acronia cardiostola (Rchb. f.) Luer 2005; Humboldtia cardiostola (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Humboltia cardiostola (Rchb. f.) Kuntze 1891; Pleurothallis choroniensis Schnee 1952; Pleurothallis lanigera Luer & Hirtz 1988; Zosterophyllanthos cardiostola (Rchb.f.) Szlach. & Kulak, Richardiana 6: 187 (2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 5 1961; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 #9 1967; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 drawing fide; Fieldiana Biology, Vol 33, 1st Supple. to the Orchids of Peru Schweinfurth 1970; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986; Orchids from The Coast Of Ecuador Arosemana, Jurado, Estrada and Konanz 1988 photo hmm; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 1 Pleurothallidinae Vasquez & Ibisch 2000; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVII Systematics of Dryadella and Acronia Section Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Luer 2005 drawing fide as Acronia cardiostola; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orquideas del Valle de Aburra Medellin Colombia Orqidelogia 2014 photo not