Pleurothallis tonduzii Schltr. 1918 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Lindl 1859

Photo by Pieter C. Brouwer

Higher elevation variety 2000 meters

Photos by Daniel Jimenez


Common Name or Meaning Tonduz's Pleurothallis [Central American Orchid Collector]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Costa Rica, Panama and Peru? in cloud forests at elevations of 700 to 2000 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or terrestrial with thick ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, lanceolate, subfalcate, cordate, attenuate to the 3 dentate apex leaf that blooms at any time of the year on a successively single flowered fascile arising from a triangular spathe. Acronia tonduzii (Schltr.) Luer 2005; Zosterophyllanthos tonduzii (Schltr.) Szlach. & Kulak 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 195. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1483 Atwood 1992 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVII Systematics of Dryadella and Acronia Section Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Luer 2005 drawing fide as Acronia tonduzii; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 1 2006 photo fid; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 2 Morales 2009 photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide; Harvard Papers in Botany Vol. 26, No. 1 2021, The Researchgate Website photo/drawing fide;