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

P cf pileata Photo by © Sebastian Vieira and his Flickr Orchid Photo 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.

The photo above differs from the type in the lack of the basal wings and the lack of black in the apical half of the lip.

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;