Pleurothallis latipetala Garay 1952 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciclatae Lindl. 1859

Inflorescence

Photos by Alfonso Doucette Copyright 2009, and His Flicker website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Full shade Warm Cool SpringSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Wide Petaled Pleurothallis

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Antioquia, Cauca and Valle de Cauca departments of Colombia at elevations around 800 to 1500 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a closely adpressed, tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, spreading to deflexed, coriaceous, ovate, acute, sessile and deeply cordate base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on fascile, arising through an erect, foliaceous spathe, of successive single flowered inflorescence with a tubular, shorter than the pedicel floral bract.

"Characerized by the large, horizontal to deflexed, cordate leaf with a conspicuous, erect spathe from which the flowers emerges. The sepals and petals are striped in purple brown while the whitish lip is triangular with an acutely deflexed base." Luer 2005

Synonyms Acronia latipetala (Garay) Luer 2005; Pleurothallis northenae Luer 1976; Zosterophyllanthos northenae (Luer) Szlach. & Marg. 2001

*Orchid J. 1: 218 Garay 1952:

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986 as P northenae;

Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Systematics of Dryadella Systematics of Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Luer 2005 as Acronia latipetala

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Systematics of Dryadella Systematics of Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Luer 2005 as Acronia latipetala drawing fide;

Lankesteriana 18: 217-230 Wilson, Zhao etal 2018 photo fide

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------