Pleurothallis rubroinversa Luer 1975 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciclatae Lindl. 1859

Photo by Duane McDowell and his Flickr Orchid photo Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Full Shade CoolFall

Common Name or Meaning The Upside Down Red Pleurothallis [refers to the non-resupinate flower]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Pichincha province of Ecuador in montane forests at elevations around 1800 meters as small sized, cool growing, caespitose terrestrial on road embankments with slender, suberect to horizontal ramicauls enveloped by a close, tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, suberect to horizontal, thickly coriaceous, ovate, acute, cordate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, arising and concealed by a spathe at the base of the leaf, a fascile of .04 to .08" [1 to 2 mm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with thin, tubular, shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

" Similar to P lacera but distinguished by the wider, cordate basally leaf, widely expanded flowres and a lip merely, minutely denticulate instead of lacerate." Luer 2005

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Selbyana 1(3): 276, f. 73. Luer 1975 drawing fide;

Miniature Orchids Northen 1980;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Systematics of Dryadella Systematics of Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Luer 2005 as Acronia rubroinversa;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Systematics of Dryadella Systematics of Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Luer 2005 as Acronia rubroinversa drawing fide

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