Pleurothallis valladolidensis Luer 1983 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Lindl 1859

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Deep shade CoolCold

Common Name The Valladolid Pleurothallis [A town in Ecuador]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations around 2000 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect slender ramicauls enveloped partially by a close tubular sheaths below the middle and 2 shorter others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, acutely deflexed, narrowly ovate, more or less curved up above the middle of the acute apex, sessile, deeply cordate leaf that blooms on a fascile of single, successive flowers arising through a suberect, conduplicate spathe completely concealing the peduncle and held at the base of the leaf.

"Distinguished by the narrow cordate leaves that curve up beyond the middle, a comparitively large, resupinate, downward facing flower with obtuse sepals and petals and an orbicular, concave lip that is verrrucose within toward the unguiculate, callous base." Carl Luer

Synonyms Acronia valladolidensis (Luer) Luer 2005; Zosterophyllanthos valladolidensis (Luer) Szlach. & Kulak 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 drawing fide as Acronia valladolidensis;