Pleurothallis muriculata Luer & Hirtz 1996 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciclatae Lindl. 1859

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

Common Name or Meaning The Minutely Muriculate Pleurothallis [refers to the sheaths, sepals and petals]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in the Cordillera del Condor in southeastern Ecuador at elevations around 1750 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped below the middle by 3 appressed tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, more or less spreading, coriaceous, ovate, acute, deeply cordate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the fall on a fascile of [4 to 5 mm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising through an inflated spathe and has a tubular floral bract.

Synonyms Acronia muriculata (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2005; Zosterophyllanthos muriculatus (Luer & Hirtz) Szlach. & Kulak 2006

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