Pleurothallis dewildei Luer & R.Escobar 1998 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Lindl 1859

Photo by Sebastian Vieira-Uribe

Lip Detail

Photo by Mark Wilson

TYPE Drawing

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


Common Name Dewilde's Pleurothallis [Colombian Orchid Enthusaist current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Risaralda department of Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 1800 to 2200 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls with a close tubular sheath below the middle and 2 others at the base and carrying a single, horizontal, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, acuminate, cordate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the spring on a prostrate, arising and concealed within a spathe at the base of the leaf, fascile of successively single, few flowered inflorescence with a tubular, as long as the pedicel floral bract.

"Vegetatively, this species appears similar to many other large species of section Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae characterized by more or less horizontal, acuminate leaves. It is related to P. cardiothallis and P. titan, but the lip saccate above the middle with involute margins immediately distinguishes it." Luer 1977

Synonyms Acronia dewildei (Luer & R.Escobar) Luer 2005; Zosterophyllanthos dewildei (Luer & R.Escobar) Szlach. & Kulak 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Orquideologia Vol. 21 No 1 Dodson 1998 drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Systematics of Dryadella Systematics of Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Luer 2005 as Acronia dewildei drawing fide;

Lankesteriana Vol 18 [2]: Jimenez, Baquero, Wilson & Iturralde 2018 photo fide