Pleurothallis dewildei Luer & R.Escobar 1998 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Lindl 1859

Photo by Sebastian Vieira-Uribe

Lip Detail

Photo by Mark Wilson

TYPE Drawing

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name Dewilde's Pleurothallis [Colombian Orchid Enthusaist current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Risaralda Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 1800 to 2200 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls with a close tubular sheath below the middle and 2 others at the base and carrying a single, horizontal, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, acuminate, cordate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the spring on a fascile of msuccessively single, few flowered inflorescence arising and concealed within a spathe at the base of the leaf and has a tubular floral bract.

Synonyms Acronia dewildei (Luer & R.Escobar) Luer 2005; Zosterophyllanthos dewildei (Luer & R.Escobar) Szlach. & Kulak 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol. 21 No 1 Dodson 1998 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia dewildei drawing fide; Lankesteriana Vol 18 [2]: Jimenez, Baquero, Wilson & Iturralde 2018 photo fide