Pleurothallis prolaticollaris Luer 1977 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Lindl 1859 Photo by Andreas Kay and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Another Flower Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Full shadeHot Cool WinterSpring Summer Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Long Necked Pleurothallis [refers to the long pedicels]

Flower Size .2" [6 mm]

Found in north central Ecuador in wet tropical and montane forests at elevations around 300 to 1500 [2000] meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with slender, suberect to horizontal ramicauls enveloped basally by 1 to 2 close, tubular sheaths and another below the middle and carrying a single, apical, suberect to horizontal, coriaceous, ovate, acute, slightly acuminate, deeply cordate with the lobes overlapping into the sessile base leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on a fascile of successive single, few flowered, short inflorescence concealed by an erect spathe and has thin tubular floral bracts.

The cordate leaf with an erect spathe giving rise to successive erect, long pedicelate yellow flowers with subacute and similar dorsal sepal and synsepal as well as somewhat large, microscopically erose petals with a small, oblong lip that is apically rounded distinguish this species.

Synonyms Acronia prolaticollaris (Luer) Luer 2005; Zosterophyllanthos prolaticollaris (Luer) Szlach. & Kulak 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 251 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 drawing ok as Acronia prolaticollaris

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