Pleurothallis matudana C. Schweinf. 1938 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Lindl 1859

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Photo courtesy of Noble Bashor.

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by C Schweinfurth>


Drawings by Carl Luer

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Common Name Matuda's Pleurothallis [Mexican discoverer of species 1900's]

Flower Size 3/8" [1 cm]

Often spelled incorectly as P matudina or matudiana.

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Ecuador and Bolivia at elevations of 1000 to 2400 meters in wet montane forests and mountain cloud forests as a medium sized, cool to cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with an erect, terete ramicaul, carrying a single, apical, ovate-lanceolate, cordate and conduplicate at the base leaf that blooms in the spring through fall on a fascile of short, nestled up against sinus of the cordate leaf base, arising through a spathe, peduncle .04 to .08" [1 to 2 mm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with thin, tubular, shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

Easily differentiated by the thick, more or less arcuate, sulcate lip. Vegetatively variable the medium sized flower remains constant with acute sepals between .24 to .32" [6 to 8 mm] long, . The colors are variable from green suffused or occasionally mottled with brown or purple, especially alongthe veins. The petals are narrow and smooth and longer tha the lip. The lip is oblong-ovate, subacute to obtuse and longitudinally sulcate between thickened sides of the disc. The lip is relatively thick and more or less arcuate, especially above the base where the broad, central channel is the deepest with a comparitively large glenion." Luer 2005

The orchid above by Noble Bashor was found in Chiapas Mx., 1372m elev. Montebello Lake area, an epiphyte on low tree branches.

Synonyms Acronia matudana (C. Schweinf.) Luer 2005; Zosterophyllanthos matudanus ( C.Schweinf. ) Szlach. & Marg. 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Bot. Mus. Leafl. 5: 102. C. Schweinf. 1938 as P matudiana drawing fide;

Orchids of Guatemala and Belize Ames & Correll 1952;

Las Orquidias De El Salvador Vol 2 Hamer 1974 as P homalantha drawing/photo fide;

Las Orquidias De El Salvador Vol 2 Hamer 1974 drawing/photo not = P homalantha fide;

Las Orquidias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing fide;

Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1116 Dodson 1984 as P matudiana drawing fide to the first photo only;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986;

Icones Orchidacearum I Plate 90 Hagsater & Salazar 1990 drawing fide to the first photo only;

Orchids of Bolivia Vasquez & Ibisch Vol 1 2000 as P matudina drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVII Systematics of Dryadella and Acronia Section Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Luer 2005 as Acronia matudana

Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVII Systematics of Dryadella and Acronia Section Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Luer 2005 as Acronia matudana drawing fide ;

Algunas Orquideas De Mexico Suarez 2012 photo fide;

Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 photo fide;

Diversity of Pleurothallidinae in Guatemala: An Endangered Orchid Subtribe with High Economic and Horticultural Potentials Edgar Mo Mo, Cetzal, Basu and Vega 2017 photo fide;

Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 as Zosterphyllanthos matudianus;

Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide