Pleurothallis megalorhina Luer & R.Escobar 1996 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciclatae Lindl. 1859

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name or Meaning The Large Nosed Pleurothallis [refers to the protruding lip]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia at elevations around 2350 to 2650 meters as a miniature to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped below the middle by a closely adpressed, tubular sheath and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, cordate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the spring on a a fascile of successively single flowered inflorescence arising through and concealed by a spathe .

Synonyms Acronia megalorhina (Luer & R.Escobar) Luer 2005; Zosterophyllanthos megalorhina (Luer & R.Escobar) Szlach. & Kulak 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 drawing fide as Acronia megalorhina

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