Pleurothallis zunagensis Luer & Hirtz 1998 SUBGENUS Crocodeilanthe [Rchb.f & Warsc.]Luer 1986

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Full shade Cold LATERSummer

Common Name The Rio Zunag Pleurothallis [A river in Pastaza Ecuador]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Pastaza Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations around 2400 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with fasciculate, erect ramicauls enveloped by a long tubular sheath above the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later summer on a 1 to 3, subdense, secund, 4.4 to 4.8" [11 to 12 cm] long, simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising and enveloped by a slender spathe with an annulus and has infundibularlar floral bracts.

Synonyms Crocodeilanthe zunagensis (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2004; Stelis zunagensis (Luer & Hirtz) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVI Luer 1998 Drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Crocodeilanthe zunagensis

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