Pleurothallis perryi Luer 1979 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Lindl 1859

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Full ShadeHot to CoolWinterto EARLYSpringSummerto EARLYfall

Common Name or Meaning Perry's Pleurothallis [One of the original discoverers of this species]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador in extremely wet montane forests at elevations of 230 to 1100 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with an erect, slender ramicaul enveloped basally by 1 or 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apically deflexed, cordate, acute leaf that blooms throughout the year on a very short, from the base of the leaf, through a sheathing bract, successively single several flowered inflorescence with one or two flowers produced at a time.

Most recognized by the striped, long ciliate sepals, the broadly obovate, obtuse, ciliate petals and the transversely cordate-ovate lip

Synonyms Acronia perryi [Luer]Luer 2005; Zosterophyllanthos perryi (Luer) Szlach. & Kulak 2006

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 247 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 drawing fideas Acronia Perryi