Pleurothallis kaynagata A.Doucette, Mark Wilson & J.Portilla 2016 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Lindl 1859


TYPE Drawing

Photo by Mark Wilson/TYPE Drawing by © A Doucette

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Common Name Kay Nagata’s Pleurothallis [Japanese Daughter of Harry Nagata, Organizer of the Conference on Asian Pacific Orchids]

Flower Size

Found in Carchi province of Ecuador at elevations around 2000 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing, repent epiphyte with terete ramicauls enveloped by7 2 to 3, tubular, papery sheaths and carrying a single, apical, lanceolate, acute, tridentate apicaly, sessile base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a fasciculate, ariosing through a papery spathe, peduncle terete, glabrous, 2.8 to 4" [7 to 10 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with a tubular, as long as the pedicel floral bract

The vestigal lip of this species is reminiscent of P abortiva and P neossa


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Orquideologia 33: 129 Two new species of Pleurothallis and a new name for Acronia rinkei A.Doucette, Mark Wilson & J.Portilla 2016 photo/drawing fide; Lankesteriana 18: 217-230 Wilson, Zhao etal 2018 photo fide