Pleurothallis eduardoi Mark Wilson 20177 SUBGENUS Ancipitia SECTION Ancipitia SUBSECTION Ancipitia in ed.

TYPE Drawing

LCDP Photo/TYPE Drawing by Mark Wilson

Full shade Cool

Common Name or Meaning Eduardo's Pleurothallis [Luis Eduardo Mejia Colombian Collector of the type current]

Flower Size .48" [1.2 cm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia without a specific locality as a small sized, warm to cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with thin, erect, basally terete, tetragonal to quadrangular ramicaul enveloped in the middle by a single bract and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, suberect to horizontal, oval, entire, acute, mucronate, cordate below , decurrent below into the sessile base leaf that blooms on an erect, arising through a reclining spathe, peduncle .52" [1.3 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence.

"P. eduardoi can be distinguished from the similar species P. tetragona by the leaf tip (acute, mucronate versus acute); the shape of the lip (narrowly triangular versus pandurate); the callus at the base of the lip (large, domed, triangular in side view versus callus absent); and the basal lobes of lip (approximately half the length of the central lobe versus approximately one-fifth the length)."Mark Wilson 2017


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Orquideologia 34: 36 Dos nuevas especies de Pleurothallis (Pleurothallidinae, Orchidaceae) de Colombia en el subgénero Ancipitia Mark Wilson 2017 drawing/photo fide;