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

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Wrinkled Pleurothallis [refers to the lip]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Cauca Colombia at elevations around 3000 to 3100 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing 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, .08 to .12" [2 to 3 mm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising and concealed within a spathe at the base of the leaf and has a thin, tubular floral bract.

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 Luer 2005 as Acronia rugosa drawing fide; Orquideas de Farallones de Cali Galindo-Tarazona, Haelterman, Zuluaga Trochez and Sebastian Moreno 2020 photo fide