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

Photo By Ron Parsons.

Another Flower

Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt, plant grown by Ecuagenera, Ltd.

EARLY

Common Name Portilla's Pleurothallis [Colombian Orchid Nurseryman - Medellin - Current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Colombia and Zamora-Chinchipe province of Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations of 2000 to 2600 meters as a small sized, cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with suberect to horizontal, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 closely apressed, tubular sheaths and another below the middle and carrying a single, apical, suberect, coriaceous, narrowly linear, acute, revolute sided, basally sessile and shallowly cordate leaf that blooms in the winter and early spring on a reclining, arising through a spathe, peduncle .08 to .12" [2 to 3 mm] long, successive single flowered inflorescence with thin, tubular, shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

"Characterized by the long, slender leaves and a small brown flower with obtuse sepals, narrow petals and a thick, fleshy, ovoid lip." Luer 2005

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Selbyana 5: 165. Luer 1979;

Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVII Systematics of Dryadella and Acronia Section Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Luer 2005 as Acronia portillae;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVII Systematics of Dryadella and Acronia Section Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Luer 2005 as Acronia portillae drawing fide;

Phytotaxa 308 (1): 080088 Zambrano, Solano and Wilson 2017 photo fide

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