Pleurothallis culpameae (Luer) J.M.H.Shaw 2014 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciclatae Lindl. 1859

Leaf and Flower

TYPE Drawing

Photos by S Manning/ TYPE Drawing of Acronia culpameae by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name or Meaning The My Mistake Pleurothallis [refers to the authors reuse of the name privigna]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Morona-Santiago department of Ecuador at elevations arond 900 meters as a miniature sized epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by a close, tubular bract above the base and another at the base carrying a single, spreading, coriaceous, cordate-ovate, acute, slightly acuminate, sessile, deeply cordate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a fascile of peduncles .08 to .12" [2 to 3 mm] long, totally concealed within a reclining spathe, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with tubular, shorter than the pedicel floral bracts and carrying the flower lying against the base of the leaf.

Related to P cardiostola but P culpameae differs in the smaller habit, a flat, ovate-codate leaf that is not decurved, a small reclining spathe and a smaller flower with large, ovate, acute petals and a small ovate lip that is concave centrally.

Synonyms *Acronia culpameae Luer 2005; Pleurothallis privigna Luer & Hirtz 2001

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

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