Pleurothallis wageneriana Klotzsch 1852 SUBGENUS Acianthera [Scheidw.] Luer 1986

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Another Flower

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Leaf and Flower

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What was P dasychila

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Drawing

Drawing of what was P dasychila

Drawing by Carl Luer

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Common Name or Meaning Wagener's Pleurothallis [German Orchid Collector in Venezuela 1800's]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Colombia, Loja and Zamora-Chinchipe provinces of Ecuador, Amazonas department of Peru, Bolivia, Zulia state of Venezuela and Minas Gerais and Parana states of Brazil at elevations around 1800 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing, shortly repent lithophyte or supposed epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by a few, tubular sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, fleshy, thick, rigid, narrowly lanceolate, acute, gradually narrowing into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring, summer and fall on a short, arising through a fugaceous spathe, from the apex of the ramicual, peduncle thick, .04" [1 mm] long, rachis .16" [4 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence with as long as the ovary to shorter than the ovary a drooping flower.

"This robust species may be recognized by its tough rhizome with erect, stout stems provided with about six rather evenly spaced sheaths. The rigid leaf is folded at the base where a short-pedicellate flower is produced at prolonged intervals. The sepals are fleshy and scabrous, the obtuse petals are membranous but thick through the center, and the three-lobed lip is fleshy with a red, shaggy middle lobe which is shallowly cleft." Luer 1977 as P dasychila

Synonyms Acianthera dasychila (Luer) Carnevali & G.A.Romero 2008; Acianthera wageneriana (Klotzsch) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Pleurothallis convexifolia Barb.Rodr. 1877; Pleurothallis dasychila Luer 1977; Pleurothallis xylobiochila Kraenzl.1921

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Allg. Gartenzeitung 20: 274 Klotzsch 1852;

Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854;

Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drawing fide;

AOS Bulletin Vol 36 #9 1967;

Fieldiana Biology, Vol 33, 1st Supple. to the Orchids of Peru Scweinfurth 1970;

Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 drawing fide;

Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as P convexifolia drawing ok;

Selbyana 3(3,4): 286. Luer 1977 as Pleurothallis dasychila Drawing fide;

Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as P dasychila drawing good;

Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986;

Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 155 Dodson & Bennett 1989 as P dasychila drawing good;

Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS pg 959 "C" 1998 photo fide;

Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS pg 959 "D" 1998 as P dasychila photo fide;

Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as P dasychila drawing fide;

Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4:247 Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001 as Acianthera wagneriana;

Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 as P dasychila photo fide;

Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Pleurothallis subgenus Acianthera and Three Allied subgenera, A Second Century of new Species of Stelis of Ecuador, Epibator, Ophidion and Zootrophion Luer 2004

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Pleurothallis subgenus Acianthera and Three Allied subgenera, A Second Century of new Species of Stelis of Ecuador, Epibator, Ophidion and Zootrophion Luer 2004 Drawing fide;

Anales Jard. Bot. Madrid 75(1)e069: 13 2018 A taxonomic synopsis of Acianthera (Orchidaceae:

Pleurothallidinae) in Peru, including two new species Damian, Chiron and Mitidieri 2018 as Acianthera wagneriana photo fide;

Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Acianthera wagneriana photo fide;

Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Acianthera dasychila photo fide

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