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

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


Common Name or Meaning Folsom's Pleurothallis [American Orchid Researcher and collector of the type current]

Flower Size .2" [ 5 mm]

Found in Chiriqui Panama at elevations of 1400 to 1700 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by a tubular, bract in the lower third and 2 to 3 others at the base carrying a single, spreading, coriaceous, ovate, obtuse, acuminate, sessile, deeply cordate, basal lobes overlapping base leaf that blooms in the later summer, fall and winter on a fascile of .08 to .12" [2 to 3 mm] long peduncles, simultaneously 2 to 8 single flowered inflorescence all concealed by the broad spathe, with longer than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms *Acronia folsomii Luer & Endara 2005

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