Pleurothallis correllii Luer 1976 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Lindl 1859

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Common Name Correll's Pleurothallis [American Botanist and describer of species current]

Flower Size 1/4" [6mm]

Occuring in Guatemala, El Salvador and Mexico at elevations around 800 to 2000 meters as a miniature sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 basal, close, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, suberect to spreading, coriaceous, ovate, acute, slightly acuminate, basally sessile and deeply cordate leaf that blooms on a short, apical, fasciculate, successively single flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe and holding the flowers close to the leaf base and has a unpleasant odor and can occur at most any time of the year.

Differs in others in the Section Acronia by the triangular lip held outward a significant distance below the column by a foot that is longer than the shaft of the column.

This species can be confused with P leucantha and P sanchoi so please check all three to see the differences

Synonyms Acronia correllii (Luer) Luer 2005; Pleurothallis pansamalae var. triangulabia Correll 1947; Zosterophyllanthos correllii ( Luer ) Szlach. & Marg. 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Diversity of Pleurothallidinae in Guatemala: An Endangered Orchid Subtribe with High Economic and Horticultural Potentials Edgar Mo Mo, Cetzal, Basu and Vega 2017 photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 as Zosterphyllanthos correllii