Pleurothallis erythrium Luer 1978 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Lindl 1859 Photo by The Kopf Orchideen Website

Yellow Flowers? Photo by Ecuagenera Orchid Website

Common Name The Little Red Pleurothallis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations of 600 to 1400 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3, closely apressed, thin, tubular sheaths and another below the middle and carrying a single, apical, horizontal, coriaceous, ovate, acute, basally sessile and cordate that blooms in the spring on a fascile of short, successive single flowered inflorescence arising through a reclining spathe and has thin, tubular floral bracts.

Often cited to be a synonym of P phylocardioides, but there are several visual differences so I will leave them separate for now.

Synonyms Acronia erythrium [Luer] Luer 2005; Zosterophyllanthos erythrium (Luer) Szlach. & Kulak 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVII Systematics of Dryadella and Acronia Section Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Luer 2005 as Acronia erythrium drawing fide

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