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 .24" [6mm]

Occuring in Guatemala, El Salvador and Mexico at elevations around 800 to 2000 meters as a miniature sized, cool to warm growing, caespitose 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 at most any time of the year on a short, arising through a spathe, apical, fasciculate, successively single flowered inflorescence with a tubular, as long as to just shorter than the pedicel floral bract and holding the flowers with an unpleasant odor, against the leaf base.

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 ;

Orchids of Guatemala and Belize Ames & Correll 1952 as P pansamalae var triangulabia;

Selbyana 3: 88 Luer 1976 drawing fide;

Las Orquideas de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing/photo fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986;

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

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

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

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