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

TYPE Drawing of Acronia escobarii by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

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Common Name or Meaning Escobar's Pleurothallis [Colombian Orchid Researcher 1935 - 2009]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Colombia without collection data as a small sized, epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by a close tubular, spotted bract in the lower third and 2 to 3 others at the base carrying a single, spreading, coriaceous, ovate, acute, sessile, deeply cordate, basal lobes overlapping base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a fascile of .2" [5 mm] long peduncles, concealed by the spathe, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with thin, tubular, as long as to just shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

Related to P bivalvis but P escobarii differs in the large, deeply cordate leaf, the widely spread flower, the rounded dorsal sepal apex, the broad minutely denticulate petals and a thick, arcuate, minutely verrucose, obovate lip.

Synonyms *Acronia escobarii Luer 2005

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

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