Pleurothallis pandurata Luer & Hirtz 1996 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciclatae Lindl. 1859

TYPE Drawing of Acronia pandurata by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name or Meaning The Violin-Shaped Pleurothallis [refers to the lip shape]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Zamora-Chinchipe province of Ecuador in wet forests at elevations aroumd 1650 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls with a close tubular sheath on the lower quarter and 2 more at the base carrying a single, erect to suberect, coriaceous, ovate, acute, sessile, deeply cordate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a short, fascile of peduncles hidden within the narrow spathe .32 to .36" [7 to 9 mm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence with a tubular floral bract and carrying flowers with glabrous brown sepals, brown petals and a dark brown lip.

”This species is found in the Cordillera del Condor in southeastern Ecuador and is distinguished by the small habit with slender ramicauls carrying ovate, acute cordate leaves. The flowers are not remarkably different from many others, an obtuse, three veined dorsal sepal, an acute synsepal, and oblong, dentisulate petals. The lip however is pandurate and concave on the lower third with a pair of low calli on the middle third, and a callus at the base with a small glenion at the summit.” Luer 2005

Synonyms *Acronia pandurata (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2005; Zosterophyllanthos panduratus (Luer & Hirtz) Szlach. & Kulak 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia pandurata drawing fide;