Pleurothallis nox-media Luer & R.Escobar 1998 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Acroniae SERIES Acroniae Luer 1988 TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Midnight Pleurothallis [refers to the dark flower color]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia at elevations around 2000 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with stout, erect, ramicauls enveloped by a close tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute rounded to subcordate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect to arching, lax, distichous, 4.8 to 6.4" [12 to 16 cm] long including the 2.4 to 3.6" [6 to 9 cm] long peduncle, simultaneoulsy few to several flowered inflorescence arising from a slender spathe and having infundibular floral bracts.

Synonyms Acronia nox-media (Luer & R.Escobar) Luer 2005

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología Vol 21 #1 Luer & Escobar 1998 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Systematics of Pleurothallis Section Abortivae, Truncatae, Subsection Acroniae, Subgenera Dracontia and Uncifera Luer 1998 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia nox-media;