Pleurothallis convexa Luer & Hirtz 1996 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 Convex Pleurothallis [refers to the lip shape]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in northwestern Ecuador in wet forests at elevations around 750 to 900 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls with a close, tubular sheath on the lower third and 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, suberect, ovate, acute, lightly acuminate, deeply cordate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on a fascile of successively single flowered inflorescence concealed within the spathe.

Synonyms Acronia convexa (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2005; Zosterophyllanthos convexus (Luer & Hirtz) Szlach. & Kulak 2006

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

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