Pleurothallis oxapampae Luer 1982

SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Lindl 1859 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name or Meaning Oscar's Pleurothallis [Guatemalan Oscar Archila Orchid Enthusiast and codiscoverer of species current]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Pasco Peru at elvations around 1800 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with an erect ramicaul enveloped below the middle by a tubular sheath and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect to suberect, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, cordate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the early summer on a .08" [2 mm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising and concealed within a reclining spathe at the base of the leaf and has a tublar floral bract

Synonyms Acronia oxapampae (Luer) Luer 2005; Zosterophyllanthos oxapampae (Luer) Szlach. & Kulak 2006

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