Pleurothallis latipetala Garay 1952

SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Lindl 1859


Photos by Alfonso Doucette Copyright 2009, and His Flicker website

Full shade Warm Cool SpringSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Wide Petaled Pleurothallis

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Colombia at elevations around 800 to 1500 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing 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 of successive single flowered inflorescence arising through an erect, foliaceous spathe with tubular floral bracts.

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 drawing fide as Acronia latipetala drawing fide