Pleurothallis markii [Archila] comb novo Pfahl 2013 SUBGENUS Acianthera

Drawing by Fredy Archila and The Epidendra Website

Common Name Mark's Pleurothallis [Mark Wilson American Molecular Researcher current]

Flower Size .04" [5 mm]

Found in Guatemala at elevations 990 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm, pendent growing, caespitose epiphyte with descending ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath and carrying a single, apical, pendent, coriaceous, lanceolate, acute, tridentate apically, cordate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the summer on a short, single flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf.

Synonyms *Acianthera markii Archila 2009

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Richardiana 10(1): 11-14. Archila 2009 as Acianthera markii drawing fide;

Internet Orchid Species Photo Encyclopedia Nomenclature Notes #6 Pfahl 2013 ;

Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 as Acianthera markii