Pleurothallis magnipetala C.Schweinf. 1951 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciclatae Lindl. 1859 Drawing by Schweinfurth and The Epidendra Orchid Website


Common Name The Large Petaled Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Cuzco Peru at elevations of 1000 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by a close, tubular sheath below the middle and 2 others at the base and carrying a single, suberect to spreading, coriaceous, ovate, acute, cordate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the winter and again in the summer on a .2 to .24" [5 to 6 mm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising and enveloped by a reclining spathe at the base of the leaf with tubular floral bracts.

Synonyms Acronia magnipetala (C.Schweinf.) Luer 2005; Zosterophyllanthos magnipetalus (C.Schweinf.) Szlach. & Kulak 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bot. Mus. Leafl.15: 97. 1951 Schweinfurth drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia magnipetala drawing fide