Pleurothallis nossax Luer & R. Escobar 1981 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Lindl 1859

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Flower closeup

Photos by © Jay Pfahl plant grown by Arturo Carrillo.


Common Name The Yonug-Bird Pleurothallis [refers to the appearance of the flower to a gaping mouth and tongue]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Cauca and Valle de Cauca departments of Colombia at elevations around 1800 to 2300 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect to suberect, slender, terete ramicauls enveloepd basally by 1 to 2 close, tubular sheaths and another below the middle and carrying a single, apical, spreading, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, basally sessile and cordate leaf that blooms in the winter on a successive single flowered inflorescence arising through a fugacious spathe and holds the flower close against the leaf base.

Synonyms Acronia nossax [Luer & Escobar] Luer 2005; Zosterophyllanthos nossax (Luer & R.Escobar) Szlach. & Kulak 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología Vol 14 #2 161 Luer & Escobar 1981 Drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVII Systematics of Dryadella and Acronia Section Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Luer 2005 drawing fide as Acronia nossax; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 1 2007 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 9 2007 photo fide as Acronia nossax; Orquideología Vol 26 #2 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #6 2016 photo fide; Orquideas de Farallones de Cali Galindo-Tarazona, Haelterman, Zuluaga Trochez and Sebastian Moreno 2020 photo fide