Pleurothallis chavezii Luer 1996 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Lindl 1859 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Orchid Website

Full shade Warm fall

Common Name or Meaning Chavez's Pleurothallis [Costa Rican Discoverer of species current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Guanacaste Costa Rica at elevations around 1100 meters as a medium sized, warm 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, suberect, coriaceous, ovate, acute, sessile and deeply cordate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a successively single, few flowered inflorescence subtended and enveloped by a spathe

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lindleyana 11: 72. 1996 Luer drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia chavezii drawing fide;