Pleurothallis corysta Luer 1978 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 Helmeted Pleurothallis [refers to the dorsal sepal]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Pichincha Ecuador without elevations as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with suberect to horizontal, slender to relatively stout ramicauls with a close tubular sheath on the lower third and another 1 to 2 at the base and carrying a single, apical, suberect to spreading, thickly coriaceous, oblong-ovate, obtuse, shortly acuminate, deeply cordate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the spring on fascile of successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising through and concealed by a spathe.

Synonyms Acronia corysta (Luer) Luer 2005; Zosterophyllanthos corysta (Luer) Szlach. & Kulak 2006

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