Pleurothallis pileata Luer & R.Escobar 1982 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciclatae Lindl. 1859 Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Epidendra Orchid Website


Common Name The Capped Pleurothallis [refers to the cucullate dorsal sepal]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in El Choco' Colombia at elevations around 600 to 2300 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by a close tubular sheath below the middle and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, spreading, ovate-cordate, acute, acuminate, deeply cordate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the fall through early winter on a suberect, .12" [ 3 mm] long, succesively single, few flowered inflorescence arising from and concealed by a reclining spathe

Synonyms Acronia pileata (Luer & R.Escobar) Luer 2005; Zosterophyllanthos pileata (Luer & R.Escobar) Szlach. & Kulak 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Orquideología 15(2–3): 142. Luer & Escobar 1982 drawing fide Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia pileata drawing fide;