Pleurothallis trachysepala Kraenzl. 1905 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Lindl 1859

Drawing

TYPE Drawing of P brachyblephara by Schlechter

Drawing of P brachyblephara

Drawing by Carl Luer

Drawing of P erymnochila

Drawing by Carl Luer

Drawing of P cordata subsp trachysepala

Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Rough Sepal Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Colombia, Zamora-Chinchipe and Morona-Santiago provinces of Ecuador and Cusco department of Peru as a small sized, warm to cold growing, caespitose terrestrial and epiphyte with erect, slender, terete ramicauls with a close fitting sheath below the middle and 1 to 2 others at the base carrying a single, apical, suberect to spreading broadly ovate, acuminate, acute, tridenticulate, deeply cordate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the summer on a short, arising through a fugaceous spathe, in fascile, each .2" [5 mm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with as longas the pedicel floral bracts.

"Similar to P cordata but differs in the broadly ovate leaf, but not as broad and rounded as P cordata. The flowers are golden yellow suffused with brown, but this color combination also occurs in P cordata. The sepals are minutely pubescent externally with a short ciliated margin visible from the front. Instead of being held down to either side of the lip, the erose margined petals spread widfely. The margins of the oval lip are usually conspicuously erose." Luer 1976

Synonyms Acronia cordata subsp. trachysepala (Kraenzl.) Luer 2005; Pleurothallis brachyblephara Schltr. 1921; Pleurothallis erymnochila Luer 1976; Pleurothallis platycardium Schltr. 1921; Zosterophyllanthos trachysepalus (Kraenzl.) Szlach. & Kulak 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 1: 178 Kraenzlin 1905;

Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 9:72 Schlechter 1921 as P brachysepala;

Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih.57:443 Schlechter 1929 as P brachysepala drawing fide;

Selbyana 3: 62 Luer 1976 as Pleurothallis brachyblephara drawing fide;

Selbyana 3: 102 Luer 1976 as P erymnochila drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Systematics of Dryadella Systematics of Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Luer 2005 as Acronia cordata [P erymnochila] fig 54d drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Systematics of Dryadella Systematics of Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Luer 2005 as Acronia cordata subsp trachysepala

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

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