Pleurothallis conicostigma Luer 1975 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Lindl 1859

Leaf and Flower Photos by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

LATE THROUGH

Common Name or Meaning The Conical Stigma Pleurothallis

Flower Size 1/4" [6 mm]

Found in Ecuador in very wet montane cloud forests as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial on road cuts and steep embankments and an epiphyte at elevations of 1250 to 1500 meters with a short rhizome, an elongate, slender, erect ramicaul enveloped basally by 2 to 3, close, tubular sheaths and another on the lower third and carrying a single, apical, narrowly cordate, acute leaf and blooms in the late winter through summer with successive opening single flowers on a fasciculcate, very short inflorescence arising from a spathe holding the non-resupinate flower close to the leaf base.

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 219 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVII Systematics of Dryadella and Acronia Section Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Luer 2005 as Acronia conicostigma drawing fide

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