Pleurothallis pazii [Luer ] comb novo Pfahl 2013SUBGENUS Acianthera Photo by The Illinois Orchid Society Website


Common Name Paz's Pleurothallis [Colombian Co-collector of species current]

Flower Size .04" [5 mm]

Found in Colombia at elevations around 1830 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 1 to 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute, cordate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the later summer on a successively single, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence arising through and concealed by a spathe at the base of the leaf.

"Although vegetatively similar to the majority of the species of the genus Acianthera' Scheidw., this species is distinct in the production of a few, apparently single flowers, reminiscent of Acrania sect. Macraphyllae-Fasciculatae. Single, clear yellow-orange flowers are produced from a small spathe at the cordate base of a sessile leaf." Carl Luer Selbyana 30: 2 Luer 2009

Synonyms *Acianthera pazii Luer 2009

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI ; Selbyana 30: 2 Luer 2009 as Acianthera pazii drawing fide