Pleurothallis recurvata Luer & Hirtz 1996 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciclatae Lindl. 1859 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Recurved Pleurothallis [refers to the sepals and petals]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in southeastern Ecuador at elevations around 950 to 1200 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by a close, tubular sheath on the lower third and 2 other ones at the base and carrying a single, apical, suberect to erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute, cordate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in summer on a fascile, of slender, .04 to .08" [1 to 2 mm] long peduncle, successively single flowered inflorescence arising through and concealed by a spathe and has a tubular floral bract.

Synonyms Acronia recurvata (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2005; Zosterophyllanthos recurvatus (Luer & Hirtz) Szlach. & Kulak 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing good; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia recurvata drawing fide