Pleurothallis simulans L.O.Williams 1940 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis Subsection Acroniae SERIES Amphygiae Luer 1998 Photo by Bogarin and The Epidendra Orchid Website

Another Flower

Plant and Flower Photo by Mark Wilson

Full ShadeWarm SummerFall

Common Name The Simulating Pleurothallis [refers to the column and lip's resemblance to Stelis in the Authors eyes]

Flower Size 1/4" [8mm]

Found in Panama around 900 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 1 to 2 close, tubular sheaths and another below the middle and carrying a single apical, erect, coriaceous, purple suffused below, narrowly elliptical, acute, sessile, narrowly cuneate below into the base leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on a slender, .35" to .4" [9 to 10 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf and carries a non-resupinate flower.

Synonyms Acronia simulans (L.O.Williams) Luer 2005; Zosterophyllanthos simulans (L.O.Williams) Szlach. & Marg. 2001

References IPNI ; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinae Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Luer 1998 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 3 2004 photo; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia simulans

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