Pleurothallis ganymedes Luer & R.Escobar 1981 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Lindl 1859 Photo by Dogtooth 77 and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website


Common Name Ganymedes Pleurothallis [Mythological cup bearer of the gods]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia in montane forests as a small to large sized epiphyte with slender, erect ramcauls with a tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3, others at the base and carrying a single, apical, spreading, dark green, rigidly coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acumiante, acute, sessile and deeply cordate base leaf that blooms in the later summer on a short, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising and concealed within the spathe and with thin, tubular floral bracts.

Synonyms Acronia ganymedes (Luer & R.Escobar) Luer 2005; Zosterophyllanthos ganymedes (Luer & R.Escobar) Szlach. & Marg. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 14 #2 Luer & Escobar 1981 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia ganymedes drawing fide