Pleurothallis chama Luer 1977 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciclatae Lindl. 1859 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Cockle Pleurothallis [refers to the bivalved shell-like Flower]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Zamora-Chinchipe Ecuador at elevations around 2000 meters on road embankments as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial or epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by a close tubular sheath on the lower third and 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apcial, erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute, slightly acuminate, more or less conduplicate, deeply cordate below intothe sessile base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a single flowered inflorescence completly enveloped by a spathe at the apex of the ramicaul.

Synonyms Acronia chama (Luer) Luer 2005; Zosterophyllanthos chama (Luer) Szlach. & Kulak 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia chama drawing fide;