Pleurothallis scurrula Luer 1976 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Lindl 1859

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Another Color Form

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Another Flower

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Still Another Flower

Yet Another

photo by Patricia Harding

Common Name The Little Clown Pleurothallis [refers to the flowers appearance]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Amazonas department of Peru at elevations around 2200 to 2400 meters as a small sized, cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 close, tubular sheaths and another near the middle and carrying a single, apical, suberect to horizontal, coriaceous, ovate, acute, basally sessile and cordate leaf that blooms in the fall on a shorter, arising through a suberect spathe, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with a thin, tubular, close to half as long as the pedicel floral bract.

"Distinctive by the erect non-resupinate flower held above the surface of the leaf and has a broadly rounded uppermost synsepal stands behind the oblong lip that is acutely deflexed at the base and has a middle sepal that is acute and points downward while a petal recurves from either side" Carl Luer 2005

Synonyms Acronia scurrula [Luer] Luer 2005; Zosterophyllanthos scurrula (Luer) Szlach. & Kulak 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Selbyana 3: 182 Luer 1976 drawing fide;

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

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

Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide;

AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #11 2016 photo ok; Lankesteriana 18: 217-230 Wilson, Zhao etal 2018 photo fide

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