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

Leaf and Flower

Photos by Jay Pfahl

Common Name Octavio's Pleurothallis [Colombian Collector current]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Risaralda, Huila, Cauca and Putumayo departments of Colombia in cloud forests at elevations of 1500 to 2450 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, slender, terete ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 close tubular sheaths and another below the middle and carrying a single, apical, spreading, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, acuminate, basally sessile and cordate leaf that blooms in the spring on a short, arising from a reclining spathe, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with an as long as to just shorter than the pedicel floral bract and holding the flower close to the base of the narrowly cordate leaf

"Characterized by the wide spread, non-resupinate, pale yellow green flower resting semi-erect on the surface of the spreading, narrowly cordate leaf. The lip stands erect within the uppermost sepal and the broad, flat middle sepal extends below. The petals curve upward from either side." By Carl Luer

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Orquideologia Vol 14 #2 Luer & Escobar 1981 drawing fide;

Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 photo fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Systematics of Dryadella Systematics of Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Luer 2005as Acronia octavoi

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Systematics of Dryadella Systematics of Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Luer 2005 as Acronia octavoi drawing fide;

Orquideologia Vol 28 #1 2011 photo fide;

Lankesteriana 18: 217-230 Wilson, Zhao etal 2018 photo fide

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