Pleurothallis crateriformis C.Schweinf. 1951 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciclatae Lindl. 1859

Leaf and Flower

Type Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Schweinfurth and The Epidendra Orchid Website

Common Name The Cratered Pleurothallis [refers to the concave lip]

Flower Size

Found in Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 2000 to 2700 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a close, tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3, densely short pubescent basal sheaths and carrying a single, apical, horizontal to spreading, thickly coriaceous, cordate-ovate, acute, deeply cordate intothe sesille base leaf that blooms in the fall on a fascile of successive, single flowered inflorescence enveloped by a .32 to .44" [8 to 11 mm] long, reclining spathe and carrying resupinate flowers

Synonyms Acronia crateriformis (C.Schweinf.) Luer 2005, Zosterophyllanthos crateriformis (C.Schweinf.) Szlach. & Kulak 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol XXVII Luer 2005 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 9 2007 as Acronia craterformis photo fide