Pleurothallis pelicophora Luer 2001 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciclatae Lindl. 1859 Photo by Duane McDowell and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Common Name The Bowl Bearing Pleurothallis [refers to the concave lip]

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in El Oro Ecuador without specific locality as a miniature sized epiphyte with slender, erect ramicaul enveloped by a tubular sheath on the lower quarter and 2 more at the base and carrying a single, apical, spreading, coriaceous, ovate, acute, cordate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the spring on a fascile, 1/2 to .6" [1.2 to 1.6 cm] long, successive single few flowered inflorescence arising through a narrow spathe with a tubular floral bract

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

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