Pleurothallis macropoda Barb. Rodr. 1881 SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Brachystachyae Lindley 1859

Photos by of Jay Pfahl

Common Name The Large Column Foot Pleurothallis

Flower Size

Found in Brazil in primary forest at elevations of 700 to 850 meters as a small to medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 short lived, light brown, with dark purple spotted sheaths and carryinjg a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic, acute, slightly infolded at the base, leathery, dark olive green, conduplicate leaf that blooms in the fall on 1 to 2, 3.2 to 5.2" [8 to 13 cm] long, rapidly successive, 12 to 20 flwoered inflorescence arising through an acute spathe.

Synonyms Acianthera macropoda (Barb. Rodr.) Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001; Pleurothallis macropoda var. laevis Barb.Rodr. 1882

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Acianthera macropoda; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing fide

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