Pleurothallis platysepala Schltr. 1920 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Lindl. 1859 Photo by © The Orquideas del Valle Website

Drawing Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Another Flower? Photo by © Fundación Ambiental Dapa Website

Another Flower? Photo by © Arturo Carillo

Common Name The Broad Sepal Pleurothallis [refers to the dorsal sepal]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Cauca Colombia in wet montane forests at elevations of 2000 to 2600 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphytye with an erect, slender ramicaul with a close tubular sheath on the lower third and 2 others at the base and carrying, a single, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptic-obovate, subacute, slightly acuminate, narrowly cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the fall on a fascile of successive, single flowered inflorescence arising through a narrow spathe and has tubular floral bracts.

CAUTION Neither of the photos are for sure and I have no way of verifying the drawing either. The First photo is just not detailed enough to be sure of what it may be. I am fairly sure that the second photo is not correctly identified because of the reflexed synsepal other than that they are fairly similar, I hope to have it worked out to it's correct determination soon.

Synonyms Acronia platysepala (Schltr.) Luer 2005; Pleurothallis granularis Luer & R.Escobar 1984; Zosterophyllanthos granularis (Luer & R.Escobar) Szlach. & Marg. 2001

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen #7 25-28 tafel 8 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 drawing hmm; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol 3 Luer 1986 as P granularis; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 as P granularis photo ok; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 errata= P platysepala; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 drawing hmm as Acronia platysepala

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