Pleurothallis scurrula Luer 1976 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Lindl 1859 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Another Color Form Photo courtesy of James E. Zablotny and his Pleurothallid Page

Another Flower Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website.

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 Peru at elevations around 2200 to 2400 meters as a small sized, cold growing 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 successive, single flowered inflorescence arising through a suberect spathe.

"Distinctive by the erect non-resupinate flower held above the surface of the leaf and has abroadly 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" Cal Luer

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVII Systematics of Dryadella and Acronia Section 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