Pleurothallis rugosa Luer & R.Escobar 1982 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciclatae Lindl. 1859

Photo by Galindo-Tarazona, Haelterman, Zuluaga Trochez and Sebastian Moreno

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Wrinkled Pleurothallis [refers to the lip]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Cauca department of Colombia at elevations around 3000 to 3100 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect 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, coriaceous, ovate, acute, acuminate, deeply cordate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in in the summer on an erect, arising and concealed within a spathe at the base of the leaf, .08 to .12" [2 to 3 mm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with a thin, tubular, half as long as the pedicel floral bract.

"Distinguished by the erect flower above a deeply cordate leaf. The dorsal sepal is broad and obtuse, the synsepal is acute, the narrow petals are incurved and serrate and the ovate lp is deep purple and transversely erose." Luer 2005

Synonyms Acronia rugosa (Luer & R.Escobar) Luer 2005; Zosterophyllanthos rugosa (Luer & R.Escobar) Szlach. & Kulak 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Orquideologia Vol 15 #2-3 1982 drawing fide;

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

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Systematics of Dryadella Systematics of Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Luer 2005 as Acronia rugosa drawing fide; Orquideas de Farallones de Cali Galindo-Tarazona, Haelterman, Zuluaga Trochez and Sebastian Moreno 2020 photo fide

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