Pleurothallis cedrinorum Luer & Dalström 1996 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciclatae Lindl. 1859

TYPE Drawing of P embreei TYPE Drawings by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Cedars Pleurothallis [refers to Los Cedros, a nature reserve within Ecuador]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in northern Ecuador at elevations of 800 to 2700 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by a close tubular sheath in the lower third and 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, lightly acuminate, rounded to subcordate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the summer through fall on a fascile of successively single flowered inflorescence arising and completely enveloped by a spathe with thin, tubular floral bracts.

Synonyms Acronia cedrinorum (Luer & Dalström) Luer 2005; Pleurothallis embreei Luer & Hirtz 2003; Zosterophyllanthos cedrinorum (Luer & Dalström) Szlach. & Kulak 2006; Zosterophyllanthos embreei (Luer & Hirtz) Szlach. & Kulak 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquideologia Vol 22 #3 2003 as P embreei drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia cedrinorum drawing fide;