Pleurothallis zarumae Luer & Hirtz 1996 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciclatae Lindl. 1859

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Cool spring Summer

Common Name The Zaruma Pleurothallis [A town in El Oro department of Ecuador]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in El Oro Ecuador in forests at elevations around 1800 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by a close tubular sheath on the lower third and 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, acuminate, rounded to subcordate below into the sesille base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on a fascile of .12 to .2" [3 to 5 mm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising and enveloped by a spathe and has thin, tubular floral bracts.

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia zarumae drawing fide