Pleurothallis zumbae Luer & Hirtz 2003 SUBGENUS Acianthera Photo by Ecuagenera and their Orchid Website.

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Full Shade Warm Winter

Common Name The Zumba Pleurothallis [A town in southernmost Ecuador]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Zamora Chinchipe province of Ecuador at elevations around 1200 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with a slender erect, ramicaul enveloped by a tubular sheath on the lower half and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, narrowly cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the winter on a fascile of erect, slender, successively 1, fewflowered inflorescence arsing through a spathe at the base of the leaf with close floral bracts

Synonyms Acianthera zumbae (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquideologia Vol 22 #3 2003 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Acianthera zumbae

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