Pleurothallis galerita Luer 1981 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciclatae Lindl. 1859

Plant and Flowers Photos by Andreas Kay and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Common Name The Heleted Pleurothallis [refers to the dorsal sepal]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Imbabura Ecuador at elevations around 2700 to 2800 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect to horizontal ramicauls with a close, tubular sheath on the lower third and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, suberect to spreading, coriaceous, oblong, acute, shortly acuminate, cordate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the fall on a fascile of successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising through and concealed by a spathe and has a thin tubular floral bract.

Synonyms Acronia galerita (Luer) Luer 2005; Zosterophyllanthos galerita (Luer) Szlach. & Kulak 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2004 as Acronia galerita drawing fide

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