Pleurothallis peroniocephala Luer 1975 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Lindl 1859 Photo by The Ecuagenera Orchid Website

Flowers with leaf Photo by Eric Hunt

Common Name or Meaning The Pointy Headed Pleurothallis [Refers to the coloumn]

Flower Size .3" [3mm]

Found in Ecuador in elfin forests and along roadbanks at elevations of 1000 to 1800 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial or epiphyte with suberect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 1 or 2, closely apressed, tubular sheaths and another below the middle and carrying a single, apical, spreading, often suffused with purple, thickly coriaceous, rigid, concave, ovate, acute, basally sessile, deeply cordate and with overlapping lobes, leaf that blooms on a fascile of successive single [sometimes more] flowered infloresence arising through a spathe and has thin tubular floral bracts..

Synonyms Acronia peroniocephala [Luer]Luer 2005; Zosterophyllanthos peroniocephalus ( Luer ) Szlach. & Marg. 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 drawing as Acronia perioniocephala good; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide