Pleurothallis sannio Luer & R.Escobar 1988 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Lindl 1859

Side View of Flower

Leaf and Flower

Photos by Alfonso Doucette Copyright © 2009, and His Flicker website

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer

Full shadeCold Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Jester Pleurothallis [refers to the odd flower]

Flower Size .1" [5mm]

Found in Choco and Risaralda departments of Colombia at elevations around 2500 to 2700 meters as a small sized, cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a closely adpressed, tubular sheath near the middle and 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, horizontal, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, sessile and deeply cordate base leaf that blooms in the spring on fascile of short, arising through a suberect spathe, concealed within within the spathe, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with thin, tubular, shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

"Similar to P octavioi but distinguished by the smaller flower, convex dorsal sepal, a shortly transverse synsepakl with the middle concave with the sides deflexed, petals serrate-pubescent and a thick lip with the middle different." Luer 1998

"Close to P scurrula whose soliatry, non-resupinate flower emerges from a conspicuous, suberect spathe. P sannio is distinguished by the broad dorsal sepal with deflexed sides, minutely pubescent, serrate petals and a large, elevated glenion on the basal half of the lip." Luer 2005

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Orquideología Vol 21 #1 Luer & Escobar 1998 drawing fide;

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