Pleurothallis quadricaudata Schltr. 1920 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Acroniae SERIES Amphigyne Luer 1998 Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Full shade Warm Fall

Common Name The Four Tailed Pleurothallis

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations around 1600 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by close tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, subspreading,sessile, avate, long mucronate, basally rounded to cuneate leaf that blooms in the fall on a fascile of single flowered, .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] long inflorescence arising through a reclining spathe.

Synonyms Acronia quadricaudata (Schltr.) Luer 2005; Pleurothallis arachnion Luer 1980

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten II Colombia Schlechter 1920; Icones Pleurothallidinarum---III. Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986 Icones Pleurothallidinarum XVII. Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1998 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia quadricaudata