Pleurothallis rhinocera (Luer & Sijm) J.M.H.Shaw 2013 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciclatae Lindl. 1859

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer


Common Name The Horned Nose Pleurothallis [refers to the thick apex of the lip]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm] wide

Found in Ecuador without locality as a small sized, warm growing, shortly repent epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by a below the middle close tubular sheath and another at the base and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-ovate, acute, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the earlier fall on an erect, 1" [2.5 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence with half as long as the pedicel floral bracts and carrying flwoers with light green, glabrous sepals, yellow glabrous petals and a greenish suffused with rose below the apex lip.

"This medium-sized species of SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciclatae Lindl. 1859 is distinguished by narrowly acute leaves borne by slender ramicauls. The long-attenuated dorsal sepal and the similar synsepal bend forward. The small, narrowly acute petals bend outward. The apex of the lip is occupied by a more-or less pyramidal callus assuming the position of the horn of a rhinoceros." Luer 2013

Synonyms *Acronia rhinocera Luer & Sijm 2013

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Harvard Papers in Botany, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 173 to 196 2013 MISCELLANEOUS NEW SPECIES IN THE PLEUROTHALLIDINAE (ORCHIDACEAE) Carlyle A. Luer & Lisa Thoerle as Acronia rhinoceros drawing fide