Pleurothallis cassidata Luer & R.Escobar 1998 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciclatae Lindl. 1859 Photo by © Jay Pfahl

Type Photo Type Photo by Rodrigo Escobar and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Helmeted Pleurothallis [refers to the deeply concave dorsal sepal]

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Colombia without locality data as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect, ramicauls enveloped by a close tubular sheath in the lower third and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, suberect to spreading, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, cordate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the spring on a fascile of successivley single, few flowered inflorescence arising and concealed within a spathe.

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 21: 82–84, t. 5 Luer & Escobar 1998 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia cassidata drawing fide;

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