Pleurothallis tamaensis Foldats 1968 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Lindl 1859 Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Tama Pleurothallis [A town in Tachira state of Venezuela]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in northwestern Venezuela at elevations around 2400 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 1 to 2, loose, tubular, basal sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coricaceous, lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, acute to acuminate, apically minutely tridentate, cardate below into the base leaf that blooms

Synonyms Acronia microcardia subsp. tamaensis (Foldats) Luer 2005; Zosterophyllanthos tamaensis (Foldats) Szlach. & Kulak 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVII Systematics of Dryadella and Acronia Section Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Luer 2005 drawing fide as Acronia microcardia ssp tamaensis drawing fide;