Pleurothallis troglodytes Luer 1982 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Lindl 1859

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Common Name The Shade Loving Pleurothallis

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations of 900 to 1450 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 short, tubular sheaths and another longer one below the middle and carrying a single, apical, acutely deflexed, coriaceous, cordate-ovate, acute, basally sessile and deeply cordate leaf that blooms in the summer on a fascile of successive single flowered inflorescence arising through an erect, conduplicate spathe and holding the non-resupinate flower close against the leaf base.

Synonyms Acronia troglodytes (Luer) Luer 2005; Zosterophyllanthos troglodytes (Luer) Szlach. & Kulak, Richardiana 6: 194 (2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVII Systematics of Dryadella and Acronia Section Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Luer 2005 drawing fide as Acronia troglodytes; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 9 2007 as Acronia troglodytes photo fide;