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 Colombia at elevations around 2500 to 2700 meters as a small sized, cold growing 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, within the spathe, successive single flowered inflorescence arising through a suberect spathe with thin, tubular floral bracts.

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 Luer 2005 drawing fide as Acronia sannio