Pleurothallis fecunda [Pupulin, G.A.Rojas & J.D.Zuņiga] comb. novo. Pfahl 2013 SUBGENUS Acianthera [Scheidw.] Luer 1986

Drawing by Š Pupulin, G.A. Rojas & J.D. Zuņiga and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Fruitful Pleurothallis [refers to the autogamus nature of the species]

Flower Size .04" [1 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in wet premontane forests at elevations around 1150 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with short, subtriangular in section, grooved, dilated toward the apex ramicauls enveloped below by 2 to 3 infundibuliform, tuublar, membraneous sheaths at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, minutely emarginate, with a small, apical, abaxial apicule, cuneate below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a suberect, .12" [3 mm] long peduncle, 2 flowered inflorescence arising through a membraneous spathe at the base of the leaf and has an membraneous, globose-infundibuliform, acuminate floral bract and carrying cleistogamous flowers.

Synonyms *Acianthera fecunda Pupulin, G.A.Rojas & J.D.Zuņiga 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Harvard Pap. Bot. 12(1): 158. 2 Pupulin, G.A. Rojas & J. D. Zuniga 2007 as Acianthera fecunda Drawing fide; Internet Orchid Spcies Photo Encyclopedia Nomenclature Notes 12/2013 #1 Pfahl 2013