Pleurothallis constricta Luer & R.Escobar R. 1998 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciclatae Lindl. 1859

Photo by Jay Pfahl

Another Flower

Photo by Patricia Harding

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Constricted Pleurothallis

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Santander department of Colombia at elevations of 2000 as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 tubular sheaths and another below the middle and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, oblong-ovate, acute, attenuate, basally sessile and deeply cordate leaf that blooms in the winter on a short, arising from a reclining spathe from the base of the leaf, successively single flowered inflorescence with .

Hey look in the lip area there's "Mr Bill!!!!OOOOOOOOOONOOOO"

Serriously this species is separated from others in the section by the large habit with acute, long-cordate leaves carrying a large flower with a seven veined dorsal sepal, subfalcate, smooth petals similar to P canidentis and a comparitively small, broadly ovate, constricted above the middle with decurved margins and a truncate apex.

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Orquideologia Vol 21 #1 1998 Drawing/photo fide;

Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Systematics of Dryadella Systematics of Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Luer 2005 as Acronia constricta

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Systematics of Dryadella Systematics of Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Luer 2005 as Acronia constricta drawing fide

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