Pleurothallis cordifolia Rchb.f. & Wagener 1854 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Lindl 1859

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Another Flower

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Drawing

Drawing by Carl Luer

Drawing

Original Drawing by Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia

TYPE Drawing of P veraguacensis

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Heart-Shaped Leaf Pleurothallis

Flower Size .25" [8mm]

Found in Costa Rica, Panama, Venzuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 600 to 2300 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath in the lower third and 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, suberect to spreading, coriaceous, broadly ovate, subacute to obtuse, shortly acuminate, sessile, cordate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a fascile, arising through a narrow spathe, of successive single flowers with a tubular, as long as to just slightly longer than the pedicel floral bract and holding the flower at the leaf base.

CAUTION Luer states - An example of insufficient material to draw positive conclusions, we may never be sure of its identity so please use with caution

Synonyms Acronia cordifolia (Rchb.f. & Wagener) Luer 2005; Humboldtia cordifolia (Rchb.f. & Wagener) Kuntze 1891; Pleurothallis veraguacensis Luer 1977; Zosterophyllanthos cordifolius (Rchb.f. & Wagener) Szlach. & Kulak 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854;

Bonplandia Vol 2 Rchb.f & Wagener 1856;

Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 667 Kuntze 1891;

Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Parte 2 Foldats 1970;

Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 not! - P cordata;

Selbyana 3: 84 Luer 1976 drawing fide;

Selbyana 3(34): 402403, f. 301. Luer 1977 as P veraguacensis Drawing fide;

Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing not! - P cordata;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986;

Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo not = P cordata;

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

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Systematics of Dryadella Systematics of Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Luer 2005 as Acronia cordifolia Drawing fide;

Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide

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