Pleurothallis tragulosa Luer & Hirtz 1996 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Lindl 1859

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Full ShadeHot to WarmWinter

Common Name The Javelin Carrying Pleurothallis [refers to the plants habit]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Esmeraldas Ecuador at elevations of 700 to 800 meters as a small to medium szied, hot to warm growing epiphyte or terrestrial on road banks with slender, erect ramicaul enveloped a tubular sheath below the middle and 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, narrowly rounded at the sessile base leaf that blooms in the winter on a fascile of successive, single flowers arising through a narrow spathe.

Synonyms Acronia tragulosa (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2005; Zosterophyllanthos tragulosus (Luer & Hirtz) Szlach. & Kulak 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Checked Type W3Tropicos fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 drawing fide;