Pleurothallis pseudopogon Luer & Hirtz 1998 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciclatae Lindl. 1859

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Orchid Website

Common Name The False Beard Pleurothallis [refers to the blade of the lip]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Carchi Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations around 3300 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by a close, tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carying a single, apical, erect to more or less spreading, coriaceous, elliptical ovate, acute, slightly acuminate, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the summer on slender, 1.6" [ 4 cm] long, successively, single, few flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf with infundibular floral bracts.

Synonyms Acronia pseudopogon (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XVII Luer 1998 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia pseudopogon

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