Pleurothallis dentipetala Rolfe ex Ames 1923 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Acroniae SERIES Acroniae Luer

Inflorescence Photos by Einstein and The Orchid Source Website

Another Flower

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

Full Shade Warm to Cool Fall to Winter

Common Name The Tooth-Petaled Pleurothallis

Flower Size 1/5" [5mm]

found in Central Costa Rica at elevations of 900 to 1500 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect, ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 tubular sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute leaf that has a broadly cuneate, sessile base that blooms in the fall and winter on a sublax to congested, distichous, arching, simultaneously many flowered, 4" to 8" [10 to 20 cm cm] long inflorescence arising from a reclining spathe and having thin, infundibular floral bracts.

Synonyms Acronia dentipetala (Rolfe ex Ames) Luer 2005; Pleurothallis cooperi Schltr. 1923; Pleurothallis dentipetala Rolfe; Pleurothallis stelidiformis Schltr. 1923; Pleurothallis stevensii Luer 1979

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 195. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as P stelidiformis; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 286. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as P cooperi; Orchids of Guatemala and Belize Ames & Correll 1952 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol 3 Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol 3 Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986 as Pleurothallis stevensii; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Systematics of Pleurothallis Section Abortivae, Truncatae, Subsection Acroniae, Subgenera Dracontia and Uncifera Luer 1998 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia dentipetala; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 2 2006 photo;

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